A highly flexible VIP conversion kit delivered by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has brought multi-mission capabilities to the A320 in its corporate jet role. With this kit, the aircraft now can seamlessly be transitioned between commercial transport and VIP operations.
The installation, which was performed by the ACJC team for an undisclosed customer, required less than eight hours to complete – representing a market-leading time. “The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is now capitalising on its experience and know-how with this VIP conversion kit solution, which is the quickest to install in the current VIP market,” said Bruno Galzin, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre’s Head of Sales and Marketing.
This kit allows for conversion of the forward A320 passenger area into a spacious VIP section, highlighted by two double-VIP seats and two club-four VIP seats, along with hi/lo tables. The forward area also features partitions, high-quality leather upholstery, wool carpets and elegant curtains for a warmer ambiance and greater privacy.
The aircraft’s configuration change can be performed by any EASA Part 145 organisation or Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certified by its local authority. The ACJC’s field support team can provide customers with all the tools and support equipment necessary to perform such a change in the shortest possible time. The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre also offers training for an aircraft’s initial configuration change.
The ACJC currently is handling provisions for the VIP conversion kit’s subsequent installation on a second A320 aircraft for the same customer.