The newest flight of the Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has been successfully launched as the ACJ319neo and has completed its first flight which lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes. This was only the beginning as it was a short flight-test programme to verify its features such as its fuel tanks which allow intercontinental range.
The aircraft was built for K5 Aviation of Germany but will be equipped with a VIP cabin by Fokker Techniek in the Netherlands. Derived from the A320 family, the new ACJ319neo will feature new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets as well as lower cabin-altitude for greater passenger comfort.
With about more than 700 A320neo family aircraft already in service, there are 15000 firm orders for the A320 family. This includes the total 14 corporate jet orders and commitments for the ACJ320neo family derived aircraft. And from the 700 aircraft, there are 200 Airbus corporate jets in service worldwide including Antarctica.