Airbus creates new business unit


Manufacturer creates Airbus Corporate Jets business unit

Airbus has announced the
creation of a new business unit, Airbus Corporate Jets, to better respond to
this part of its business.

The Airbus Corporate Jets
unit will bring together commercial, programme and support activities in a
single in-house unit. It will also have a direct link to the company’s Airbus
Corporate Jet Centre cabin-outfitting subsidiary, part of a worldwide network
of approved completion centres.

“With almost 200 Airbus
corporate jet sales to date, we now serve a growing and increasingly important
community, and combining all the various aspects of this business will help us
to serve our customers better while paving the way for further expansion,” says
John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer.

“Our corporate jet customers
and operators already benefit from the features, reliability and support that
we build into our modern airliner family, but we also recognise that they have
different needs, and our more integrated Airbus Corporate Jets division will
help us to address these even better and more responsively”, says Habib Fekih,
president Airbus Corporate Jets.

Airbus will also invest more
resources in the Airbus Corporate Jets business unit, including the expansion
of its local presence in key markets and it will have more potential to launch
improvements in both products and services.

The Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319
and ACJ320 are the new top-end of the large corporate-jet market, because their
cabins are around twice as wide as those of traditional business jets.

Airbus also offers VIP
widebodies for customers that want to carry more people even further,
delivering even more comfort and space, plus “nonstop to the world” capability.