New ACJ319neo delivered to a private customer


An ACJ319neo has been delivered by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) to a new undisclosed private customer in Western Europe. The aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, will be managed by Jet Aviation and will be available for charter flights.

The new ACJ319neo joins more than 2,200 A320neo and A321neo aircraft already in service with airlines around the world.

Benoit Defforge, president, ACJ said: “This demonstrates the value of the ACJ319neo for the business aviation market. The aircraft’s latest technology engines and Sharklets enable even longer intercontinental flights in the widest single aisle cabin in the sky.”  The aircraft delivers at least 20% fuel-saving and excellent economics combined with a robust 99.9% operational reliability, he added. The sharklets are also said to deliver a 50% noise reduction.

In 2019 the first green ACJ319neo completed test-flight lasting 16 hours and 10 minutes, setting a new record for the longest A320 range flight by an Airbus crew.

More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide. Over 1,800 private and business aviation Airbus helicopters are in service across the world.

Earlier this month Airbus confirmed orders from Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Shenzhen Airlines for 292 A320 range aircraft. Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and head of International at Airbus said: “These new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Airbus from our customers. It is also a solid endorsement from our airline customers in China of the performance, quality, fuel efficiency and sustainability of the world’s leading family of single aisle aircraft.”

By the end of this May, the Airbus fleet flown by Chinese operators totalled more than 2,070 aircraft. The A320neo range has more than 8,000 orders from over 130 customers. Since its entry into service six years ago, Airbus has delivered over 2,200 A320neo range aircraft, contributing to 15mt of CO2 saving, claimed the manufacturer.

Meanwhile, also in May Airbus opened its new ACJ TwoTwenty Creative studio in Toulouse, France. The new studio is equipped with a full-size section of the ACJ TwoTwenty cabin. It features the latest virtual reality headset technology to enable prospective buyers and their agents to customise the cabin and its layout to their personal needs.

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