10 DECEMBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 10 DECEMBER 2018

ACJ319 in show spotlight

Latest trends in the bizjet market, led by the Airbus ACJ319, are in focus this week at the three-day Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show, opening in Dubai today, 10 December.

Highlighting the comfort and space on offer and echoing the move toward larger cabins in new-generation business jets, the aircraft (below) is operated by Acropolis Aviation of the UK.

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) president Benoit Defforge said: “What you get in the cabin, and being able to fly when and where you want, is the bedrock of business aviation.

“And being able to stand upright and move around freely – a trademark feature of Airbus corporate jets – makes a huge difference to enjoyment and productivity.”

Airbus claims its ACJ320 Family aircraft have the widest and tallest cabins of any large business-jet, while being about the same size and delivering similar operating costs.

New members of the family, such as the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, feature new engines and wingtip-mounted sharklets, “enabling longer intercontinental flights in comfort and space as well as saving fuel and reducing operating costs”.

The first of this new generation, an ACJ320neo, also for Acropolis Aviation, completed flight trials in November and is being delivered for outfitting in the next few weeks.



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