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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, as the company remains committed to developing pioneering technological solutions that make flight better and more efficient. 

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.

Another major enhancement of Airbus’ corporate jet series is the launch of the ACJneo (new engine option) Family. Comprising the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, these jetliners offer the two latest generation engine choices of the A320neo Family – Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM and the CFM International LEAP-1A – as well as Sharklet wingtip devices and improvements in cabin comfort and fuel capacity.

In addition, the company also offers the world’s most modern VIP widebody with the ACJ350 XWB – the corporate jet version of the popular A350 XWB. With its carbon fibre fuselage and spacious Easyfit interior, this corporate jet delivers more capacity, capability and comfort – giving customers a new way to take their business to the world. 

Other examples of innovations 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.