Leading OEM Airbus announced at EBACE 2019 the sale of three ACJ350-900 XWB aircraft, confirming the buyer as the German government, the first government customer for the type.
The first jet will be delivered in 2020, with the other two following in 2022. Usage of the aircraft will be split between government, troop transport and medical evacuation functions.
“The ACJ350 XWB is the ultimate in modern, long-haul, private jet travel, with the capability to deliver large groups nonstop to the world in unmatched comfort, efficiency and reliability,” said ACJ President Benoit Defforge.
They also unveiled a plan with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, who chose the A321LR as its in-house private jet for high-end travel packages, to launch in 2021.
“The Four Seasons Private Jet experience defines modern luxury aviation, encouraging meaningful connections between people and places while delivering a seamless and highly personalised journey,” said Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
The A321LR, one of the newest in the NEO family of Airbus aircraft, possesses several features which enable it to fly nonstop between landmark locations worldwide, such as new engines, extra fuel tanks in the cargo hold and wingtip-mounted Sharklets.
“With the widest and tallest cabins of any aircraft in their class, Airbus corporate jets are wonderfully well suited to an aircruising role , helping to make journeys memorably enjoyable parts of exclusive travel experiences,” said ACJ President Benoit Defforge.
The total number of corporate jet sales for the Airbus NEO family now stands at 12 aircraft.