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18 June 2013
18. June 2013 Commercial Aircraft

Comlux becomes first to take delivery of an Airbus ACJ321


Cabin is widest, tallest and longest of any business jet

Comlux has taken delivery of the first Airbus ACJ321, the newest private jet from the world’s most modern aircraft family, which means that it will become the first to have operated every corporate Airbus A320 Family version. 

The Airbus ACJ321 is now being outfitted with VVIP cabin by Comlux America in Indianapolis, and is due to be completed in 2014. Like the Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319 and ACJ320, the ACJ321 will have the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet and, because of its stretched fuselage, it will also have the longest. Additional centre tanks will also give the ACJ321 extra range.

“Comlux has established a reputation that is synonymous with comfort and luxury, and the Airbus ACJ321 will enable us to offer our customers even more of that in the air,” says Comlux, The Aviation Group President & CEO Richard Gaona. “We have operated the Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319 and ACJ320, so the ACJ321 brings a new dimension to our fleet while also being an easy addition, because of its cockpit and maintenance commonality. This is an important year for Comlux because we are celebrating our 10th anniversary. We started to operate the ACJ Family in 2006 and to date we have flown more than 15,000 charter hours on our Airbus fleet. This record is a great achievement for a private jet operator and shows the sustainability of Comlux in the large-cabin business aviation market."

Comlux was an early Airbus private jet customer, was the first to operate the Airbus ACJ318, and its fleet now includes five Airbus corporate jets. It operates all of its Airbus fleet to the highest standards, including 180 min extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) and Category 3B autoland.

Whether you travel on business or are in the business of travel, you want to take comfort and space into the air and, with the widest, tallest and longest cabins in the sky, you get more of that with Airbus corporate jets,” enthuses Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “So whether you fly your own Airbus corporate jet or charter one from a leading VVIP operator such as Comlux, you can be sure to get the best cabin in the sky,” he adds.

With a heritage of modern airframes, efficient engines, and robust reliability, as well as apartment-sized cabins, Airbus corporate jets are the new top end of the business jet market. With a similar footprint to that of  traditional large business-jets, Airbus corporate jets also fit existing ramp space.

More than 170 Airbus corporate jets have been sold worldwide, and they are flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

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