The first Airbus ACJ320neo completed a two-hour and 40-minute
maiden flight from Hamburg last week,
getting its short test programme off to a good start.
from the popular A320neo airliner family, some 500 of which are in
airline service, the corporate jet version includes features such
as extra fuel tanks in the cargo hold that will deliver even more
intercontinental range, plus greater cabin pressure for better
These features are being tested before
delivery of the aircraft to Acropolis Aviation in the coming
months. The aircraft will then undergo cabin outfitting by AMAC in
Basle, Switzerland, and be repainted in customer colours.
ACJ320neo first flight heralds a new Airbus corporate jet era,
delivering a range improvement that enables nonstop travel between
even more cities, in what is widely recognised as the best cabin
of any business jet,” said ACJ President Benoit Defforge. “The
ACJ320neo Family’s improved fuel efficiency also means that it
compares even more favourably in operating costs with traditional
ACJ320 Family now comprises the ACJ319neo, flying eight passengers
6,750 nm/12,500 km or more than 15 hours, and the ACJ320neo,
flying 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km or more than 13 hours.
Airbus also offers
a complete family of VIP widebodies that can carry even more
passengers nonstop to the world - including the new ACJ330neo and
Airbus Corporate Jets,