Airbus launches a business version of its A220


Airbus Corporate Jets launches the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet based on the Airbus A220-100, creating a whole new market segment « Xtra Large Bizjet ». This offer includes for the first time a catalog of flexible cabins, meeting the needs of the heavy and long-haul business aircraft categories.

Announced on October 6, 2020, the ACJ TwoTwenty will offer three times the cabin space but with third lower operating costs, benefiting from the high performance of the latest A220 family according to the European aircraft manufacturer’s press release, while by occupying the same parking space and being able to take off from the same airports as competing business jets. The A220 family “is the quietest, cleanest and most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, with a noise footprint reduced by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft and up to 25% fuel consumption in less ”, underlines Airbus.

The ACJ TwoTwenty is a « clean-designed » aircraft, based on the Airbus A220-100, « equipped with advanced materials and cutting-edge technology. The cabin will offer twice the connectivity of its competitors, a Wi-Fi system throughout the cabin and the latest innovations such as electro-chromatic windows and LED lighting « . With an « unparalleled » personal space with 73 m² / 785 ft² of floor space spread over six large VIP living areas, ACJ TwoTwenty offers « selected interior fittings and handcrafted furnishings. » The cabin will allow up to 18 passengers to ‘work, share, dine and relax at their discretion thanks to its versatility and options tailored to their needs and tastes – all under the slogan Reimagine your place in the sky … ”

The ACJ TwoTwenty will have an increased range allowing the aircraft to fly up to 5650 nm / 10,500 km over 12 flight hours, « directly connecting pairs of cities like London and Los Angeles, Moscow and Jakarta, Tokyo and Dubai as well. than Beijing and Melbourne ”, benefiting the entire A220 program.

“We are proud to expand the ACJ product line with the launch of ACJ TwoTwenty. The aircraft combines intercontinental autonomy, unparalleled personal space, and comfort for all passengers. This latest technology platform offers unbeatable cost-effectiveness and unmatched reliability, ”said Benoit Defforge, President of ACJ. “Given its compelling market appeal, we are seeing promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market,” he added.

Comlux, with its ACJ-Approved Finishing Center in Indianapolis and a proven track record in fitting and modernizing VIP interiors, has been selected as the exclusive partner for fitting out the first 15 TwoTwenty cabins. “Leveraging Comlux’s long experience in business aircraft operations as well as cabin equipment, its knowledgeable finishing team joins forces with ACJ’s Head of Creative Design, Sylvain Mariat, recognized for creating the most innovative flight experiences ”.

Airbus Corporate Jets is putting all its cabin design knowledge into this new aircraft, backed by the experience of delivering approximately 90 turnkey cabin solutions over decades to the most demanding customers around the world. Airbus supports more than 500 customers, airlines, and business jets, with one of the largest support networks in the world, including services tailored to the needs of business aircraft. More than 200 ACJ jets are in service on all continents, including Antarctica.

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