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Airbus A318 Elite and ACJ on Display @ MEBA

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Two top-of-the-line Airbus corporate jets are being exhibited at the Middle East and Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai.

The two comprise an A318 Elite operated by Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi and an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) based in Bahrain and operated by Comlux. Both aircraft are available for VVIP charter.

AJA began offering its Airbus A318 Elite for VVIP charter flights earlier this year, and is the first Airbus customer from the region to offer this service. It is also the largest Airbus customer for charter aircraft in the Middle East, having ordered four A318 Elites and two Airbus ACJs.

Comlux is also one of Airbus’ largest corporate jet customers, and currently has an A318 Elite and an Airbus ACJ based in Bahrain.

More than ten operators are now offering over 15 Airbus corporate jets for private charter.

“Airshows such as MEBA are a great way for us to showcase our wider, taller cabins and their unequalled freedom of movement, because they allow potential customers to see for themselves how we compare with traditional business jets,” said Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “It can literally be a case of see, buy and fly in the Middle East market, which is the world’s most important for top-of-the-line and widebody corporate jets.”

Business jet customers can choose from a whole spectrum of aircraft, ranging from small one-pilot jets all the way up to widebodies that can fly large delegations nonstop to the world.

Airbus has sold more than 170 corporate jets to date, comprising over 110 of its A318 Elite, Airbus ACJ and A320 Prestige family and over 60 VIP and government widebodies.

MEBA 2010 will take place 7 - 10 December 2010.

See: HD videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010.

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