Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ319, operated by MJet, at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show , highlighting the benefits that a top-of the-line aircraft offers in this important market.
The ACJ319 on display features several different lounge-areas at the front, capitalising on the greater space that every Airbus corporate jet delivers, plus a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and shower at the rear. It is certificated to transport 19 passengers in comfort and style.
“Business jets are widely used in the Middle East by companies, individuals and governments, most of which want to carry larger groups and all of which want to give wings to their lifestyles, which is why Airbus corporate jets have done so well in the region,” explains Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “Our wider and taller cabins deliver something that you just cannot get in traditional business jets, and that’s a better travel experience,” he adds.
Airbus’ corporate jets are derived from the world’s most modern airliner family. Their airliner heritage means that they deliver the robust reliability demanded by airlines flying many sectors a day, as well as providing access to a network of technical advice, spares and training that supports more than 500 customers and operators worldwide.
The modernity of the Airbus corporate jet family means that every single one of them being produced today includes features missing from other aircraft, such as industry standard fly-by-wire controls that deliver greater protection, a better ride and simpler maintenance.
Other features that come at no extra charge include Category 3B autoland that enables flights in foggy conditions, an intrinsically modern design that holds its value better than older designs, and an unequalled customer-base that encompasses more than 11,000 A320 Family aircraft.
Airbus corporate jets made their debut in the Middle East in the mid-1980s, and have had a strong presence in the region ever since.
More than 170 corporate jets have been sold to date, and they are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, highlighting their versatility.