Comlux has taken delivery of the first of three ACJ320neo aircraft, which will now enter VIP cabin outfitting by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. The operator is the largest customer for the ACJ320neo family, which has so far received a total of 11 orders.
“The ACJ320neo gives us the means to deliver non-stop flights to even more of the world,” says executive chairman and CEO Richard Gaona. “CFM International has supported us over the years, and we have chosen its new, fuel-efficient and highly reliable LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Comlux Completion will install a unique VIP cabin interior, using the most advanced technologies to offer the best comfort and luxury to our customer.”
The ACJ320neo family uses new engines and wingtip mounted Sharklets that are expected to deliver a 15 per cent fuel-saving, contributing positively to range. The jet can fly 25 passengers for 13 hours or 6,000 nm, while the ACJ319neo can transport eight passengers 15 hours or 6,750 nm.
“Airbus corporate jets already have a reputation for comfort, reliability and value, enjoying similar operating costs to traditional business jets through their airliner heritage, and they are now even more economical in their neo versions,” says ACJ president Benoit Defforge.
More than 700 A320neo family aircraft are already in service. Airbus' A320 family pioneered features that are now standard in most new-generation business jets, such as enhanced-protection fly-by-wire controls, cost-saving centralised maintenance and weight-saving carbon fibre. More than 190 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide.