Airbus has announced that the manufacture of the first ACJ320neo has begun, with elements taking shape across Europe and final assembly due to begin in June. The first delivery of the ‘green’ aircraft, to Acropolis Aviation in the UK, is scheduled for the last quarter of this year. A second ACJ320neo will follow by year-end.
Airbus said deliveries of the first ACJ319neo, for K5 Aviation, will begin in the second quarter of 2019, marking a further step in the creation of the new corporate jet family. Orders for the ACJ320 Family now total nine aircraft, comprising three ACJ319neo and six ACJ320neo aircraft.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showcasing the aircraft at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, Geneva, May 29-31, where it will be present with a stand shared with Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH). Two of today’s ACJ319s are also on display at EBACE.
The ACJ319neo can fly eight passengers 6,750 nm (12,500km) or 15 hours, while the ACJ320neo can transport 25 passengers 6,000 nm (11,100km) or 13 hours.