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Technology & innovation

Airbus corporate jets capitalise on proven advances in aerospace technologies to deliver real benefits to customers, while continuing to evolve with new advances in aircraft and engine design.

The modern designs of the Airbus ACJ Family mean that they come with more features as standard, including many that bring efficiency and cost-savings.

These features include streamlined, aerodynamically efficient designs, pilot-pleasing common cockpits, fly-by-wire controls that save weight and maintenance as well as introducing greater protection, weight-saving materials such as carbonfibre, and time and cost-saving centralised maintenance.

All Airbus aircraft also come with Category 3B autoland, which allows them to get their passengers where they are going, even when poor visibility means that other aircraft have to go elsewhere.

They also have richer specifications that deliver many features as standard, such as more navigational aids, fuel-saving wingtip fences, and weight-saving carbon brakes.

In addition to proven reliability in widespread airline service, Airbus corporate jet customers also benefit from a global network of technical advice, spare parts and training that serves thousands of aircraft and more than 440 customers and operators, as well as a more personalised service that understands their needs.

The culture of innovation that Airbus has fostered since its inception continues today, bringing worthwhile benefits through the regular and progressive introduction of new technologies.

One example is the common cockpit that is shared by all Airbus aircraft in production today, which feature the same layout of instruments and controls – as well as similar handling qualities and procedures. This makes it easier for pilots to move from one Airbus aircraft type to another during their career, and saves time and money during the transition.

Others examples include advanced fuel-saving aerodynamic designs that are a feature of every member of the modern Airbus family of jetliners, extensive use of weight-saving materials such as advanced alloys and composites, and time and cost-saving centralised maintenance.