Airbus Delivers First ACJ320neo
Airbus has delivered the first ACJ320neo business jet to U.K.-based launch customer Acropolis Aviation, the company announced on Thursday. The aircraft will be undergoing cabin outfitting in Switzerland and get a new livery before it officially enters service at Acropolis. The ACJ320neo model, which flew for the first time in November 2018, is based on Airbus’ A320neo airliner.
“Delivery of the first ACJ320neo is the latest milestone in the rollout of a completely new ACJ Family, enabling even more of the comfort, range and value prized by business jet customers,” said Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) President Benoit Defforge. Defforge has previously stated that the ACJ320neo family’s fuel efficiency helps it compare more favorably in operating costs with “traditional” business jets.
The ACJ320neo can be outfitted with either CFM International’s LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G powerplants. It can carry up to 25 passengers, has a maximum range of 6,000 NM and endurance of more than 13 hours. Airbus says it plans to begin deliveries of the ACJ320neo's longer-range sister model, the ACJ319neo business jet, in the coming months.