10 JANUARY 2022
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Called the ACJ TwoTwenty, but in truth an Airbus A220-100, the first of a new class of business jet has been delivered to Comlux, the Swiss-based executive jet operator.
The aircraft was flown from the Airbus A220 final assembly line in Mirabel (Canada) to the to the Comlux cabin completion facility at Indianapolis (USA), where a VIP installation will be fitted over the coming months.
Airbus claims it is a game changer in the executive jet market combining intercontinental range enabling the aircraft to fly over 12 flight hours non-stop and unmatched personal space.
It should be possible for the TwoTwenty to operate out of smaller airports such as London City, where the A220-100 is already used by Swiss A220s. This could bring the airport within easy range of New York, Washington and even possibly Los Angeles depending on airport performance considerations.
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James Good, London
The A220 is a big aircraft by London City standards. Will there be enough apron space by the executive terminal to allow it to park?