Lufthansa Technik has revealed a first glimpse of an ACJ TwoTwenty cabin design aimed at government and military operators.
The design is aimed at government and military operators who, on the one hand, attach great importance to high functionality in the interior, and also need to perform other specialised tasks with the aircraft. The best example of this is the medical evacuation (medevac) role, which the company said is currently in particularly high demand. Just as for conventional delegation transport, Lufthansa Technik’s interior also offers a highly customisable solution for this.
The design equips the ACJ TwoTwenty, for example, with divisible areas for working (two passengers), conferencing (seven passengers) and even sleeping for political dignitaries, designed to ensure a high level of comfort and functionality as well as security and privacy. In addition, the standard configuration includes a large delegation area consisting of 12 premium economy class and 20 economy class seats. Altogether, 41 passengers can travel in this configuration, which Lufthansa Technik noted is significantly more than on conventional business jets at comparable prices.
In the medevac configuration, up to eight stretchers can be installed for transporting lightly and moderately injured/ill patients, or two new-generation Patient Transport Units (PTU NG) for intensive care patients. Mixed configurations with stretchers and PTU NGs are also possible. With the additional tanks of the ACJ variant, the Lufthansa Technik-equipped A220 configuration will provide a range of up to 5,650 nautical miles (10,460km).
“With its cabin dimensions, the ACJ TwoTwenty represents an optimal platform for the most diverse manifestations of future government and special-mission aircraft, at the price of significantly smaller and less flexible aircraft types,” said Wieland Timm, head of sales for special-mission aircraft at Lufthansa Technik. “With our expertise both in the field of VIP completion but also in the field of special-mission modifications, we are able to reflect even the high demands of governments or armed forces in this type of aircraft, and to do so highly individually. With this initial concept as a basis, we are therefore eager to start talking to the first potential customers very soon.”
Lufthansa Technik has already presented an equally exclusive and completely customisable VIP cabin concept for the Airbus A220 for other VIP completion target groups. Dubbed SkyRetreat, the interior was unveiled in 2019, aimed at a much younger and private clientele. SkyRetreat featured individual cabin monuments in the style of a luxurious beach club or a yacht deck as well as an ‘observation lounge’ to the cockpit.
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