Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its A330neo airliner, which combines new-generation engines and aerodynamic and other improvements that it says will deliver comfort, efficiency and long range.
Called the ACJ330neo, it will fly 25 passengers 9,400nm (17,400km) or 20 hours, enough to fly nonstop from Europe to Australia. It features a spacious cabin that can accommodate conference/dining areas, a private office, bedroom, bathroom, guest seating, and can be fully customised to suit customer needs.
The A330 is a highly successful widebody airliner, having evolved through innovation into an even more capable one – as well as into freighter, multi-role tanker transport, and corporate jet roles.
Recent A330 advances include new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, Sharklet wingtips and improved maximum take-off weights, delivering better payload and range. Other new features include the option of an on-board airport navigation system (OANS), similar to satellite navigation systems (GPS) in cars, and a runway overrun prevention system (ROPS).
The ACJ330 features Category 3B autoland and other enriching features as standard and, like all Airbus aircraft in production today, it has a common cockpit, on which more than 100,000 pilots are already qualified. The new corporate jet version of the airliner also has optional dual head-up displays (HUDs) and, in common with the rest of the family, inherits excellent reliability from its airliner roots. More than 180 Airbus corporate jets are in service on every continent, including Antarctica.