C Jet Limited, the aviation company of a private individual based in Hong Kong, has placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), becoming a new customer.
C Jet Ltd’s Airbus ACJ will feature a luxurious interior based on the Prestige cabin-concept, which features a lounge, dining area, private office, bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower. It will be powered by CFM International CFM56-5B7/P engines. The choice of cabin-outfitter has yet to be made.
BAA Jet Management Ltd of Hong Kong, which has already placed orders for an Airbus ACJ and an A318 Elite, will manage and operate the aircraft on behalf of C Jet Limited. This will be BAA Jet Management’s second Airbus ACJ under management. BAA Jet Management Ltd will also manage an A318 Elite.
“With its larger and more comfortable cabin, as well as a more modern design, the Airbus ACJ Family is the natural choice for companies and individuals that want to trade up from traditional top-of-the-line business jets,” says BAA Jet Management Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Shaw. “This is an important market opportunity, on which Airbus and BAA Jet Management Ltd are well placed to capitalise,” he adds.
Airbus’ ACJ Family, which recently passed the milestone of 100 sales, is increasingly popular in China and has a strong presence in Asia-Pacific.
“The Airbus ACJ is just a great aircraft to do business in, as more and more forward-thinking customers such as C Jet Ltd and BAA Jet Management Ltd are recognising,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy. “And with the Airbus ACJ Family now flying on every continent, including Antarctica, they have to be one of the most popular corporate jets in the world,” he adds.
Sales of the ACJ Family, which comprises the A318 Elite, the Airbus ACJ and the A320 Prestige, have blossomed in the last few years, driven by an increasing awareness among top-of-the-line customers of their benefits – such as larger, more spacious, more comfortable cabins, an inherently modern design and greater value.