ACJ320neo set for first flight
The aircraft will be delivered to Farnborough-based Acropolis Aviation in the last quarter of this year.
The first neo (new engine option) version of the ACJ320 corporate jet has been assembled on schedule, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted with the Airbus Corporate Jets livery in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks.
The aircraft will be delivered to Farnborough-based luxury charter aviation provider Acropolis Aviation in the last quarter of this year. It will then enter outfitting at AMAC in Basle, Switzerland, where an Alberto Pinto-designed cabin will be installed, and be repainted in the customer’s colours.
The ACJ320neo can fly 25 passengers 6,000nm/11,100km or 13 hours — enabling routes such as London to Beijing or Cape Town, and Moscow to Los Angeles — while the ACJ319neo can fly eight passengers 6,700nm/12,500km or 15 hours.
Delivery of the first ACJ319neo variant, to K5 Aviation, is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Orders for the ACJ320neo Family stand at nine aircraft, comprising three ACJ319neo and six ACJ320neo aircraft.