Airbus’s business aviation arm has unveiled a new private jet based on its commercial A220 aircraft, creating a new market segment which the company is calling the “Xtra Large Bizjet”.
Airbus Corporate Jet’s 18-passenger TwoTwenty business aircraft is a clean-sheet design aircraft, based on Airbus’ A220-100 and featuring a cabin that has improved connectivity, a Wi-Fi system, electro-chromatic windows and LED lighting.
“The aircraft combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space and comfort for all passengers,” said Benoit Defforge, president of ACJ.
“Based on its compelling market appeal, we see promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market.”
While occupying the same parking space and being able to take off from the same airports as competing business jets, Airbus claimed the ACJ TwoTwenty will offer three times more cabin space, yet with a third less operating costs.
The ACJ TwoTwenty will have an increased range enabling the aircraft to fly up to 5,650 nm/10,500 km (over 12 flight hours), directly connecting city pairs like London and Los Angeles, Moscow and Jakarta, Tokyo and Dubai as well as Beijing and Melbourne.
Comlux has been selected for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the latest addition of the ACJ programme.
More than 200 Airbus corporate jets are currently in service.