Sunday 4 December 2016

Giant private jet takes off for Airbus

Published 20/05/2015 | 02:30

A320neo aircraft following a successful debut flight at Toulouse Airport in France last September
A320neo aircraft following a successful debut flight at Toulouse Airport in France last September

Airbus Group sold the first corporate version of its re-engined A320neo single-aisle jet series with an order from Farnborough, England-based Acropolis Aviation.

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Acropolis has specified a 19-seat layout for the ACJ320neo, which will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018 and join a fleet that includes a business variant of the smaller A319 with existing engines, Airbus said yesterday.

Airbus has old more than 170 corporate jets to date, pitching the A320 family - which spans the A318 through to the A321 stretch, all of them bigger than specialist business aircraft - as the best solution for companies, governments or individuals needing to transport larger groups.

Irish Independent

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