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ACJ analysis reveals scale of US private jet fleet
Over one third US-registered private jets are categorised as heavy or ultra-long range and ACJ expects strong demand for its TwoTwenty product from owners looking to upgrade and from potential first time buyers.
ACJ expects to capitalise on demand for long range jets.

Analysis of JetNet data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) shows there are 14,632 private jets in the United States, representing around 62.5 per cent of the world's fleet.

Among those private jets, 37.5 per cent are categorised as heavy or long range, 36.5 per cent as light, 20.5 per cent as midsize and 5.5 per cent as very light jets. In terms of which states have the largest fleets of private jets, Texas has the most with 1,651, followed by Florida (1,619), California (1,431), New York (487) and Georgia (439). When it comes to US cities, Houston has the most at 329, followed by Dallas (327), Fort Lauderdale (307), Van Nuys (273) and Miami (229).

ACJ offers a range of large business aircraft, the latest of which is the ACJ TwoTwenty, which launched in October 2020, creating a whole new market segment, the 'Xtra Large Bizjet.'

The ACJ TwoTwenty is a new and unique value proposition for business aviation buyers. It combines intercontinental range, enabling the aircraft to fly over 12 flight hours, with unmatched personal space, providing comfort for each passenger with 786 sq ft of floor space. It is the only business jet featuring six wide VIP living areas of around 130 sq ft each.

“The US business aviation sector is the biggest in the world, and it is growing,” says VP commercial ACJ for North America Sean McGeough. “In the first six months of 2022, the number of business aviation departures in the US was 15.2 per cent higher than during the same period in 2019 [Airbus Corporate Jets analysis of WingX data].

“Because of the huge size of the US and its importance on the global stage, over one third of private jets registered in the country are categorised as heavy or ultra-long range, which is where we focus. We expect to see strong demand from owners of private jets looking to upgrade to newer models, and we are seeing more potential first time buyers of larger private jets,” McGeough says. “With our ACJ TwoTwenty and its compelling proposition of ultimate comfort with superior economics, we are well positioned to capitalise on this growth.”

The ACJ TwoTwenty offers unbeatable economics and unrivalled reliability at the same price as ultra-long range (ULR) business jets. It occupies the same parking footprint as competitive ULR jets and can take off from the same airports, but its operating costs are one third less. It also is the quietest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category.

ACJ is working as part of the global Airbus family to optimise its environmental performance, reduce noise and create responsible solutions that support both its sustainability ambitions and customers' goals.

The ACJ TwoTwenty, thanks to its advanced design and the most efficient engines of any large business jet, is the quietest aircraft in the LR/ULR marketplace, delivering an 18 decibel noise margin versus current regulations and up to 20 per cent lower fuel burn versus previous generation aircraft.

As with all ACJ aircraft, the ACJ TwoTwenty is certified to fly with a 50 per cent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The goal is to achieve 100 per cent SAF certification by 2030.

More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

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