Airbus has delivered the first of three ACJ320neo aircraft ordered by Comlux. The company is the largest customer for the aircraft family, which has garnered 11 orders in total. A VIP cabin will be installed by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The new ACJ320neo gives us the means to deliver non-stop flights to even more of the world,” said Richard Gaona, executive chairman and CEO at Comlux.
“CFM International has supported Comlux over the years, and we have chosen its new, fuel-efficient and highly reliable LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Comlux Completion will install a unique VIP cabin interior, using the most advanced technologies to offer the best comfort and luxury to our customer.”
The ACJ320neo family uses new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets to deliver a 15% fuel saving, which also translates into increased range. An ACJ320neo can fly 25 passengers 13 hours, or 6,000 nautical miles (11,100km), and an ACJ319neo can transport eight passengers 15 hours, or 6,750 nautical miles (12,500km).
“Airbus corporate jets already have a reputation for comfort, reliability and value, already enjoy similar operating costs to traditional business jets through their airliner heritage, and are now even more economical in their neo versions,” said Benoit Defforge, president at ACJ.
More than 700 A320neo family aircraft are already in service with airlines, and Airbus has secured more than 15,000 firm orders for the whole A320 family.