Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won an additional ACJ319neo order from an undisclosed customer. The ACJ319neo will be equipped with CFM International's LEAP-1A engines. A total of 12 ACJ320neo family customers have now placed 16 orders including six ACJ319neos.
“We are delighted to win another order for the ACJ319neo. Customers will enjoy travelling in the spacious cabin while flying intercontinental routes,” says ACJ president Benoit Defforge. “The ACJ319neo has a robust reliability. Customers will as well benefit from a higher passenger capacity with exceptional comfort and similar operating costs to traditional business jets because of more cost-efficient maintenance, training and better value.”
With the ability to fly eight passengers 6,750 nm or 15 hours, the ACJ319neo will bring much of the world within nonstop range. Deliveries of the type started in 2019, and three are already in operation with three customers.
The ACJ319neo is part of the ACJ320neo family, featuring very spacious cabins while being similar in size to competing large-cabin aircraft. The ACJ320neo family also delivers similar operating costs thanks to lower maintenance and training overheads, part of its airliner heritage, which deliver a similar total cost when combined with fuel and navigation and landing charges and as a direct consequence, it also has a more favourable CO2 footprint.
Over 13,000 Airbus aircraft have been delivered worldwide, supported by a globe-spanning network of spares and training centres, giving corporate jet customers a high level of support in the field. Airbus corporate jet customers also benefit from services tailored to their particular needs, such as the ‘one call handles all’ corporate jet customer care centre (C4you), customised maintenance programmes and the ACJ service centre network.
Airbus Corporate Jets and Latécoère Interconnection Systems (LIS) have signed a partnership agreement to develop the ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor, a new and unique in-flight entertainment (IFE) technology.
LiFi (Light Fidelity) is the latest wireless communication technology which uses light to transmit data. With this agreement, ACJ becomes the pioneer and only aircraft manufacturer to offer the next generation of communication systems technology on board a corporate aircraft.
The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor offers a unique entertainment experience and was designed to be an easy plug and play solution. It is a multi-technology smart 4K monitor offering wi-fi, Bluetooth and LiFi connectivity. It will allow analog audio output, USBc ports as well as HDMI connections. Features include Audio Video On Demand (AVOD), casting, mirroring, web browser, live TV and its own integrated video conferencing.