Airbus' Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family will be a highlight of the Dubai show, giving high net-worth individuals, companies and governments in the region the opportunity to experience the unmatched comfort and space that it brings to private travel.
The Airbus ACJ on display is one of several that are available for VVIP charter, delivering privacy, comfort and convenience in an affordable way.
"Our Airbus ACJ Family aircraft will bring greater comfort and space to a broader Middle East market through VVIP charters," says Dr Mark Pierotti, Chief Operating Officer of AJA , which will begin flying the first of these aircraft, an A318 Elite, in the coming months. "Whether you want a cost-effective way to fly family or executives, to move a larger delegation than traditional business jets can handle, or just the comfort and peace of mind that you get in your own aircraft, AJA can provide it," he adds.
AJA is the first Middle East-based operator to select Airbus ACJ Family aircraft for VVIP charters, and has already ordered four A318 Elites and two Airbus ACJs.
"You enjoy comfort, space and privacy at home and, unlike smaller bizjets, you can take them with you when you fly in an Airbus corporate jet," highlights Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy. "Companies such as AJA are well placed to provide this unmatched space and comfort and, despite a challenging world economy, demand for top-end VVIP charters is holding up well," he adds.
Not all business jets are the same, as the Airbus ACJ Family demonstrates with its much wider, taller and nicer cabin, which is almost twice as wide as that of even the largest traditional business jets from other manufacturers.
Customers experience this for themselves at the Dubai show, which provides an ideal opportunity to make a side-by-side comparison of the cramped cabins of traditional jets and the open and airy living space of the Airbus ACJ Family.
As part of the world's most modern airliner product-line, the Airbus ACJ Family is the only one that is truly young at heart throughout, with the newest fuel-saving aerodynamic design, the latest weight-saving structure, and reliable state-of-the-art systems and controls - including the new industry standard, fly-by-wire.
The Airbus ACJ Family comprises the A318 Elite, ACJ and A320 Prestige, and is complemented by VIP versions of the company's widebodies, which offer even more space and comfort, as well as "non-stop to the world" range. More than 160 Airbus corporate jets have been sold worldwide.