VistaJet, the Swiss-headquartered VVIP charter company with operations in Austria, Germany and soon in Asia, has ordered three Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), becoming a new customer.
With the acquisition of these three Airbus ACJs, VistaJet will expand its fleet to a total of 31 aircraft, including those on order. The Airbus ACJs will become VistaJet's flagship aircraft, will all have the same highest standards of configuration and services, and will all be offered for charter through its innovative concept.
VistaJet has yet to select the engines that will power its Airbus ACJs and the cabin completion centre that will outfit them.
"We see increasing demand for top-of-the-line corporate jets, such as the Airbus ACJ, as our "blue-chip" clients realise just how much more comfort and space they can get for their money," says VistaJet CEO and President Bing Chen. "As a leader in the European and Russian market, we differentiate ourselves by providing the utmost in service with a fleet that is just two years old on average, and which the Airbus ACJs will help us to expand in Russia and Asia. This investment is a further commitment of VistaJet to satisfy the most demanding customers," he adds.
Airbus' ACJ Family is increasingly successful, and often serves as the benchmark at the top-end of top-end corporate jets.
"Airbus ACJs are the newest addition to the fast-growing VistaJet fleet that already comprises medium to ultra-long range business jets, some of which are managed for private customers, so it's good to know that we have been selected by a company that knows its aircraft," says Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy.
Airbus Corporate Jetliners are the first business jets to feature fly-by-wire controls - now the industry standard - and deliver all of the benefits that flow from being a modern design. These include advanced fuel-saving aerodynamics, industry-leading use of weight-saving composites, proven reliability and cost-saving centralised maintenance for all aircraft systems.
Total sales of the Airbus ACJ Family, which comprises the A318 Elite, Airbus ACJ and A320 Prestige, now stand at more than 100 aircraft. The family is derived from the tremendously popular Airbus A320 Family, which has won more than 5,300 orders and has some 250 customers and operators to its credit.
Airbus is an EADS company.