Airbus Corporate Jets has launched their ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet”.
The ACJ TwoTwenty is a clean-sheet design aircraft, based on Airbus’ A220-100.
Airbus Corporate Jets has won their first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty, totalling six aircraft following its launch.
“We are proud to extend the ACJ product Family with the launch of the ACJ TwoTwenty. The aircraft combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space and comfort for all passengers. This latest technology platform offers unbeatable economics and unrivalled reliability” said Benoit Defforge, President ACJ.
“Based on its compelling market appeal, we see promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market.”Benoit Defforge, President ACJ
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; this will be benefitting to the entire A220 Programme.
Comlux, with its ACJ-approved completion centre in Indianapolis and proven experience in outfitting and upgrading VIP interiors, has been selected as exclusive partner for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the latest addition of the ACJ programme.
The first ACJ TwoTwenty by Comlux Aviation is targeted for entry into service around early 2023.
Featuring unmatched personal space, with 73m²/785 ft² of floor space distributed over six wide VIP living areas, the ACJ TwoTwenty also offers selected interior arrangements and handcrafted furnishing. The cabin will allow up to 18 passengers to work, share, dine and relax at their discretion, thanks to its cabin versatility and options suiting their needs and taste.
While occupying the same parking space, and being able to take off from the same airports as competing business jets, the ACJ TwoTwenty will offer three times more cabin space, yet with a third less operating costs benefiting from the high performance of Airbus’ latest A220 Family. The A220 Family is the quietest, cleanest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category; featuring a 50 percent reduced noise footprint, compared to previous generation aircraft, and up to 25 percent lower fuel burn.
The new ACJ TwoTwenty will feature a high end VIP cabin interior, supported by a flexible cabin catalogue; from this catalogue Comlux has selected the business and guest lounges, as well as a private entertainment space and a private suite including a bathroom. The cabin, set to “Reimagine your place in the sky...”, will be equipped with large full lie flat seats, a US-king size bed, a standing rain shower, a humidifying system for well-being on board and leading edge connectivity.
The cost of ACJ TwoTwenty is expected to be around the low $70 million mark, with standard options; a price that is lower than its competitors, such as Gulfstream and Bombardier.