Airbus has won its first corporate jet sale in Japan with an order for an ACJ319, adding a new customer and building on its widespread and growing presence in the important Asia-Pacific market.
According to the manufacturer, the Airbus ACJ319 has the widest and tallest cabin of any corporate jet in its class, while being similar in size externally to traditional business jets.
“Our first Airbus corporate jet sale in Japan builds on the growing presence of our modern airliner family, as well as encouraging greater use of business jets to help grow what is, today, the world’s third-largest economy,” says John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, customers. “Cabin comfort and space are key in our business, and Airbus corporate jets offer more of these than any other business jet.”
Corporate jets are widespread in many of the world’s economies, but there are still proportionately few in some major economies such as Japan, where the opening of the first dedicated business terminal at a Tokyo airport, Premier Gate Narita, will help to pave the way for more such aircraft.
The manufacturer says corporate jets are primarily used as business tools, helping company executives, billionaires and government leaders to accomplish more with their time, and to be more productive while traveling.
Airbus corporate jets already have a strong presence in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and are widely used by companies, high net-worth individuals, and governments.
According to the manufacturer, its Airbus ACJ family of corporate jets offer the broadest range of sizes and ranges of any bizjet manufacturer, including VIP widebodies.
Airbus corporate jets have won orders for some 170 aircraft since Airbus delivered its first corporate jet in the mid-Eighties, and the company says its aircraft are the only bizjets flying on every continent, including Antarctica.