Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet.” This offer includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalogue, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories.
Airbus has been going big with the A220 which was rebranded from C-Series, an erstwhile Bombardier product. With the focus on smaller jets in current times, Airbus has continued to focus on the A220 with airlines like Air Baltic retiring all other types and focusing on the A220. Airbus is calling the business jet “TwoTwenty”. The business jet is based on the smaller A220-100 platform. The cabin will offer two times better connectivity than its competitors, a Wi-Fi system across all the cabin and latest innovations such as electro-chromatic windows and LED lighting.
While occupying the same parking space and being able to take off from the same airports as competing business jets, the ACJ TwoTwenty will offer three times more cabin space, yet with a third less operating costs benefiting from the high performance of Airbus’ latest A220 Family. The A220 Family is the quietest, cleanest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category, featuring a 50 percent reduced noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft, and up to 25 percent lower fuel burn.
The ACJ TwoTwenty will have an increased range enabling the aircraft to fly up to 5,650 nm/10,500 km (over 12 flight hours), directly connecting city pairs like London and Los Angeles, Moscow and Jakarta, Tokyo and Dubai as well as Beijing and Melbourne, benefitting the entire A220 Programme.
Comlux, with its ACJ-approved completion center in Indianapolis and proven experience in outfitting and upgrading VIP interiors, has been selected as exclusive partner for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the latest addition of the ACJ programme.
Featuring unmatched personal space with 73m²/785 ft² of floor space distributed over six wide VIP living areas, the ACJ TwoTwenty offers selected interior arrangements and handcrafted furnishing. The cabin will allow up to 18 passengers to work, share, dine and relax at their discretion thanks to its cabin versatility and options suiting their needs and taste – all this under the tagline “Reimagine your place in the sky…”
Airbus Corporate Jets is putting all its knowledge in terms of cabin design into this new aircraft, supported by the experience of having delivered already around 90 cabin turnkey solutions over several decades to the most demanding clients all around the world.
Airbus also said that they have won its first six orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty. While Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft, four further jets were ordered by undisclosed customers. The first deliveries are targeted for early 2023.