The first ACJ320neo was assembled (Video)
The first ACJ320neo was assembled on time. It is equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and is just waiting to fly.
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Last week, Airbus unveiled the first assembled ACJ320neo. The aircraft was assembled on time and is equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines. It was painted in the livery Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ).
The first ACJ320neo is ready to debut in flight. The inaugural flight is scheduled to be operated shortly, most likely in 2-3 weeks. The first delivery will be to Acropolis Aviation in the United Kingdom. Following that the plane receives a cabin designed by Alberto Pinto.
The first ACJ320neo
The new ACJ320neo features new engines and Sharklets (those wing terminals), which makes it more efficient with 15% compared to the previous model. In a standard configuration, ACJ320neo can carry up to 25 passengers in a premium cabin. The flight time is approximately 11000 kilometers or approximately 13 hours.
Thus, an ACJ320neo can easily connect important hubs around the world, such as: London - Beijing or Cape Town and Moscow - Los Angeles. The younger brother, ACJ319neo has a flight range of up to 12 kilometers and 500 hours of flight time.
To date, Airbus has received orders for 9 aircraft from the ACJ320neo family: 3 x ACJ319neo and 6 x ACJ320neo. The price of an ACJ320neo starts at 80 millions of dollars. For business people, companies, especially for those with handshake, it is probably a good price :).