Five – a group with verticals in real estate, hospitality, investments and philanthropy, based in Dubai, UAE – has purchased the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux Group. The interior will be built by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis, Indiana, from January 2022.
Five’s aircraft will be equipped with Pratt & Witney engines. The group has selected a VIP cabin, among the multiple cabin arrangements and options available for the ACJ TwoTwenty.
The cabin will cater for flights that can last up to 12 hours non-stop with a full crew on board. It will have 16 seats and there will be a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table for eight, and a master suite with a king-sized bed and shower. Other features include electrochromatic window shades, full LED lighting, two 55in screens, and non-stop streaming high-speed connectivity capabilities.
With the ACJ TwoTwenty, Five aims at providing its diverse and loyal customer base with a unique journey that blends its signature award-winning gourmet cuisine – from homegrown venues such as The Penthouse, Maiden Shanghai, Cinque and Soul Street – along with music from its popular in-house DJs, and renowned guest services. This jet will traverse the globe, transporting guests in style, with myriad entertainment options.
Five has selected Comlux Aviation to operate commercially its ACJ TwoTwenty in partnership through an exclusive charter agreement under Comlux’s AOC in Malta. The aircraft, registered 9H-FIVE, will enter service as soon as early 2023.
“I am extremely pleased with the purchase of the ACJ TwoTwenty,” said Kabir Mulchandani, founder and chairman of Five. “It is a key milestone in the development of Five’s bouquet of offerings to our discerning global clientele. 9H-FIVE will showcase the best aspects of both private and commercial aviation with one distinctive offering – by fusing together the best-in-class bizjet and Five’s best-in-class hospitality and entertainment, that will result in an incomparable, globally disrupting aircraft, which will provide guests with unparalleled space, range, reliability and experience. Thanks to Comlux’s know-how in engineering VIP interiors and customised air travel, Five can seamlessly curate an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle experience both on the ground and in the air.”
“With our substantial fleet of large-cabin, long-range VIP aircraft, Comlux has positioned itself as a leading provider of luxurious group travel,” said Richard Gaona, executive chairman and CEO at Comlux. “It is an honour to partner with Five on their thrilling new project – from aircraft acquisition to cabin interior completion as well as aircraft operations. The all-new business jet, the ‘Nine-Hotel-Five’ will be available starting early 2023 for Five’s guests, charters and demo flights. It will be based in DWC Dubai World Central airport, which is the ideal airport in the world to further grow and develop Five and Comlux businesses.”
“We are proud to extend the ACJ TwoTwenty customer base to the Middle East; our new extra-large bizjet will become the new flagship in luxury travel with Five hotel, moving further boundaries of exclusive lifestyle in the air, and pioneering new flying experiences,” said Benoit Defforge, president, ACJ. “The ACJ TwoTwenty is a game changer in business aviation.”