Airbus delivers first ACJ320neo business jet

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Luxury charter operator Acropolis Aviation has taken delivery of the first ACJ320neo aircraft, which is the corporate jet version of the Airbus A320neo airplane.

Delivery of the first ACJ320neo is the latest milestone in the roll-out of a completely new ACJ Family, enabling even more of the comfort, range and value prized by business jet customers. Benoit Defforge, ACJ President

After the delivery, the brand new jet will undergo a VIP cabin-outfitting in Switzerland and be repainted in the customer’s livery. Airbus previously used this aircraft for tests and demonstrations.

Derived from the A320neo airliner family, the corporate jet version includes features such as extra fuel tanks in the cargo-hold that will deliver even more intercontinental range or greater cabin-pressure for better passenger comfort.

The ACJ320neo (ACJ standing for Airbus Corporate Jet) can fly 25 passengers over a distance of 6,000 nm/11,100 km or more than 13 hours. Besides the ACJ320neo, the ACJ320 family currently includes the ACJ319neo, capable of flying eight passengers for more than 15 hours. Deliveries of the ACJ319neo will begin in the coming months. So far, the ACJ319neo has logged three orders in total, whereas six ACJ320neo have been ordered.

Airbus also offers a complete family of VIP wide-bodies that can carry more passengers nonstop around the world, including the new ACJ330neo and ACJ350 XWB.