Airbus offers a complete range of aircraft for corporate, VIP and government aviation – from its A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and A320 Prestige to the widebody A330 and A340, and the A380.
In 2007 Airbus corporate jetliners won 38 firm orders from customers around the world and a total of almost 50 orders and commitments. But what make them so successful?
Airbus attributes its success in the corporate jet market to the greater comfort and space that its aircraft offer over traditional business jets, as well as to their more modern designs.
Consistently rated as one of the world’s best corporate and VIP aircraft, the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) combines the largest cabin in its class with Airbus reliability and intercontinental performance.
Priced approximately the same as competing top-of-the-line business jets, the ACJ delivers unmatched quality and value for the most discerning customers and operators.
From the entry-level A318 Elite to the double-deck A380, Airbus jetliners open up unparalleled opportunities for cabin layouts, with business and conference centres, lounge areas and private suites incorporating full-height showers – all at a level of quality, functionality and luxury that meet the most demanding requirements for charter/VIP operations, corporate shuttles and in government service.
Airbus works with the world’s leading cabin outfitters to ensure that every aircraft completion meets the highest standards in quality and safety.
The Airbus ACJ Family typically accommodates 19 to 50 passengers with the widest cross-section and the most headroom of any corporate jet (you can take a 360 deg. virtual tour of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner cabin here)
Key milestones in 2007 included announcements of the first sales of a VIP double-deck Airbus A380, to HRH Prince Alwaleed, who is Chairman of the Kingdom Holding company, and of a VIP A350 XWB to C Jet Ltd of Hong Kong, for use by Chairman Tony Chan.
Some VIP Airbus interiors
This largest luxury jet – Airbus A380 belongs to the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, Chelsea FC owner and UK’s richest man.
The price tag was around the $300 million, but it has been refitted and customized to his own personal specifications.
It includes now three bedrooms, a lounge and dining area, a sauna and exercise bikes.