Airbus wins order from Middle East customer
Airbus has won an order for an Airbus ACJ320 from an unnamed Middle East customer.
Airbus announced at EBACE 2014 that it has won an order from a Middle East customer for an Airbus ACJ320. The aircraft will be managed by Aviation Link of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and will be outfitted with a VVIP interior with seating for 30 passengers.
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Abdulaziz Al Rowaished, president and CEO of Aviation Link, said: “Airbus Corporate Jets and their wider and taller cabins are popular in the Middle East, because they allow larger business and family groups to travel in greater comfort and space than traditional business jets.”
“As the operator of the largest fleet of privately owned Airbus aircraft in the Middle East, Aviation Link is the natural choice for clients seeking a large cabin solution for their flight requirements. Aviation Link has the expertise to help customers get the best out of the modern Airbus corporate jet family, whether they be companies, individuals or governments,” added Al Rowaished.
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John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer – customers, said: “Aviation Link is well established in managing Airbus corporate jets in the Middle East, and the addition of an ACJ320 consolidates its position in this important market. Research shows that Middle East customers want to travel in larger groups that include advisors and support staff, as well as business colleagues, friends and family, and Airbus corporate jets excel at handling that.”
Aviation Link already manages two Airbus ACJ319s and an ACJ320 for Middle East clients.