Comlux Aviation, the VVIP charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, has ordered a second A320 for its VVIP operation, consolidating its role as the largest operator of the Airbus ACJ Family.
The new Airbus A320 will help to meet demand from the important Middle East market, and complements an A318 Elite and an ACJ that are already operated on VVIP charters by Comlux. Comlux has now placed orders for a total of nine aircraft, comprising four A318 Elites, two Airbus ACJs, two A320 Prestiges and one A330-200 Prestige.
"We were one of the first to recognise the need for even more space and comfort than traditional business jets, and because the Airbus ACJ Family has the widest and tallest cabin in its class, we can offer a lot more than other charter companies," says the Head of Comlux Aviation's VVIP Charter Division Ettore Rodaro . "The outstanding reliability of our Airbus ACJ Family is another plus that our customers appreciate, and we can also offer them a lot of experience in managing their VIP Airbus aircraft," he adds.
"Comlux Aviation has built a well deserved reputation for top-class service, and we like to think that the Airbus ACJ Family cabin's elegant ambiance, spaciousness and ease of movement has been a contributory factor," says Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. "We have a great product in the Airbus ACJ Family, and as operators such as Comlux make it more and more visible to customers, demand will continue to grow," he adds.
Comlux Aviation has operated its first Airbus ACJ for several years, and last year became the first to put the A318 Elite into service, flying it an impressive 1,200 hours in its first year of service. It has three Air Operator Certificates (AOCs) from the airworthiness authorities in Malta (EASA), Switzerland and Kazakhstan, allowing it to best serve its customers in different regions.
In addition to the widest cabin in its class, Airbus' ACJ Family also provides a very quiet environment, making it especially attractive to high-end travellers - particularly on long flights when a lot of time is spent in the aircraft.
Airbus created the Airbus A320 product line - from which the ACJ Family is derived - as a brand-new design, and has continued to improve it with new technology. Examples include the introduction of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) in the cockpit, and a new and brighter cabin lining that brings even more quietness.
Airbus' A320 Family is the world's best-selling airliner product line, with around 6,300 orders and more than 300 customers and operators. This popular base helps to make the Airbus ACJ Family a good investment, because of its heritage, and makes it an increasingly popular choice with individuals, companies and governments.
Airbus is an EADS company.