Airbus this week is launching a corporate/VIP version of its A350XWB widebody airliner, known as the ACJ350 XWB. The new long-range bizliner will be able to fly 25 passengers up to 10,800 nm.
The -900 version of the aircraft offers 2,910 sq ft of cabin space, as illustrated in the mockup design shown here. Airbus is introducing a new Easyfit process for outfitting the cabin interior in a more straightforward way, involving the use of attachment points along the cabin walls.
"One of Airbus' greatest strengths is to offer customers the world's most modern and efficient aircraft family, and the ACJ350 with Easyfit expands its corporate jet offering, giving customers a new way to take their business to the world. Our customers want the best and most modern aircraft that money can buy, and the ACJ350 exemplifies that," commented Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy.
The ACJ350 XWB, which stands for Xtra Widebody, features an onboard airport navigation system and a runway overrun prevention system. It also features fly-by-wire controls and centralized maintenance processes.
Deliveries for the A350-900 started in December of 2014. Along with the A350-1000, which is currently in development and will enter airline service in 2017, the aircraft have garnered 800 orders from more than 40 customers.
Today at the EBACE show, Airbus is flying in an A350 flight test aircraft to Geneva. It features a generic airline cabin but has been decorated for this week's event with illustrations of possible cabin interior schemes, Airbus marketing & communications director David Velupillai told AIN.