Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), the specialist in Airbus Corporate Jet VIP cabin completion and customised nose-to-tail services, has delivered two more cabins, its 25th and 26th, highlighting its expertise in combining the latest technology with elegant cabin-interior finishing.
Both Airbus ACJ319s feature a similar cabin layout, but with different decoration. Each is certificated to seat 30 passengers, with the 83 m2 of floorspace being divided into three main zones, an executive lounge, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and an area with an office and support staff seating.
The outfitting of both ACJ319s was managed by Aviation Link of Saudi Arabia. “Both aircraft are turnkey projects in which Aviation Link has managed the acquisition, the interior design, completion management and eventual operation of the aircraft,” says Aviation Link, President and CEO Abdulaziz Al Rowaished. “Airbus Corporate Jet Centre has provided two aircraft with exceptional interiors of a very high standard and our customers, which demand the best, are very satisfied” he added.
Aviation Link manages and operates one of the largest privately owned fleets of Airbus aircraft in the world.
“It was great to have the challenge of completing two similar aircraft with different themes and color schemes, and having demanding customers helps to keep us striving for the very best,” says ACJC Managing Director Benoit Defforge. “Customers expect ACJC to help give wings to their lifestyles, while reflecting their tastes and preferences, and we strive to deliver that.”
Each Airbus ACJ319 welcomes its guests with a wide, executive lounge, featuring club-four seating and a beautiful inlaid dining table, surrounded by a divan and two more leather seats.
The lounge features a High-Low 42 inch high-definition (HD) liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, discretely mounted in a long wood-decorated housing. There are two more 32 inch HD LCD screens forward and aft, allowing passengers to watch TV from any angle. Tasteful colors blend with the wool and silk carpet patterns.
The middle area is dedicated to a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and HD LCD screen.
The aft zone comprises a cosy office equipped with club-four seating and a sofa, plus an area for support staff area with 12 seats.
The Airbus ACJ cabin also features a mood-lighting system, new touch-screen technology, and HD passenger entertainment & communications – including a passenger flight information system, internet, audio & video on demand (AVOD) and Satellite TV.
Four cameras underneath the aircraft, plus one in the tail, give the client a 360-degree field of view on his or her smartphone, wherever they are in the cabin.
Elegance and luxury are subtly suggested by the use of gloss paint and gold-plating on monuments, as well as lightly embossed leather on wall partitions.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
Dedicated to providing quality cabin-outfitting and innovative packages of customised nose-to-tail services for Airbus ACJ family aircraft, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) is small enough to provide personal service to customers, with around 270 employees, but is also backed by the full resources of its shareholder, Airbus, the world's largest manufacturer of modern airliners.
Based in Toulouse, France, ACJC has already contracted with prestigious customers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It attributes its success to a strong technical background, plus highly skilled employees. Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is now the world leader for ACJ319/ACJ320 VIP cabin completion having delivered 26 VIP cabins for Airbus aircraft (including 11 delivered by the workforce when it was part of EADS Sogerma).
The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre also specialises in tailor-made services and maintenance for ACJs, including the A320, A330 and A340 families. Increasing its teams and the capacity of its facilities, in 2009 the company launched VIP Pass, a package of nose-to-tail services developed for executive and private operators of Airbus corporate jets.