Airbus ACJ320neo

$115 million as of 2018

Airbus ACJ320neo
photo: Airbus

One of the variants of the A320neo family, Airbus Corporate Jet 320neo also known as the ACJ320neo is double the width of a conventional business jet with the same fuselage and wing length. Designed and manufactured by Airbus, this aircraft is a business jet that has the longest travel range in the A320 versions.

Manufacturer:
Airbus
Country:
France
Manufactured:
2018 to: Present
ICAO:
A20N
Price:
US$115 million (2018)

Specifications

Avionics:
Engine:
2x LEAP-1A or PW1100G
Jet
Power:
27,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
470 knots
870 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
136 knots
Travel range:
6,750 Nautical Miles
12,501 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
41,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2500 feet / minute
12.70metre / second
Take Off Distance:
2100 metre - 6,889.68 feet
Landing Distance:
1500 metre - 4,921.20 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
79,016 Kg
174,199 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
67,400 Kg
148,590 lbs
Max Payload:
17,900 Kg
39,462 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
9,070 gallon
34,334 litre
Baggage Volume:
26.7 m3 / 943 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
25 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
2.25 metre - 7.38 feet
Cabin Width:
3.70 metre - 12.14 feet
Cabin Length:
27.74 metre - 91.01 feet
Exterior Length:
37.57 metre - 123.26 feet
Tail height:
11.76 metre - 38.58 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
3.95 metre - 12.96 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
35.8 metre - 117.45 feet
Wing Tips:
Blended Tips
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Description

ACJ320neo Production and Delivery

ACJ320neo got its first order in May 2015 from Acropolis Aviation, a United Kingdom charter operator based at Farnborough Airport. Afterwards, the aircraft proceeded to Switzerland for the installation of interior cabin. In November 2016, the Melody Cabin design was presented. Six aircraft with Melody Cabin design were supplied in December 2016. In February 2016, Comlux Aviation Group in Switzerland ordered three ACJ320neo.

The aircraft completed its assembly in 2018.

Maiden flight of ACJ320neo took place on November 16 2018, wherein there was a short-test programme for the additional fuel tanks and increase cabin pressure. This aircraft finished a two-hour and forty-minute flight from Hamburg, Germany. In January 2019, ACJ320neo entered into service.

ACJ320neo Design

Derived on commercial variant of Airbus- A320neo, this aircraft has a wingtip sharklets that improve the efficiency of the unit by take-off and landing performance improvement and drag reduction. These sharklets save fuel by reducing it to 4%, which compare to 900t of carbon dioxide emissions annual reduction.

ACJ320neo boasts its category 3B automatic landing and runway overrun prevention system, on-board airport navigation system, and added protection of fly-by-wire controls. The fly-by-wire technology that this aircraft features brings better reliability, enhanced protection, and improved handling.

This aircraft has an external length of 37.57 meters, tail height of 11.76 meters, fuselage diameter of 3.95 meters, and wingspan of 35.8 meters. It can transport a maximum of 25 passengers, and has a user-friendly and generous cockpit that has the latest technology.

ACJ320neo Cabin

ACJ320neo features a Melody Cabin- a mixture of customer’s taste, with a new outlook to cabin design. This cabin has flowing lines like that of the curves of nature, with hilly horizons, rivers, and deserts. These lines are defined in the cabin’s main pathway and the walls within it. The features of melody cabin focus on appealing environment as that of a home cinema setting.

The aircraft cabin has a length of 27.74 meters, height of 2.25 meters, width of 3.70 meters, and floor area of 96m². It has a kitchen, dining area, lounge, master bedroom, washroom, and lavatory. It has a 65-inches large screen television with loud speakers in the ceiling, and a wifi connection for entertainment purposes.

This aircraft also has a baggage space of 650ft³ that can lodge up to 138 suitcases.

ACJ320neo Engine and Performance

ACJ320neo is powered by two of the latest-generation engines in the aviation industry: CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine and Pratt and Whitney’s Pure Power PW1100G. Both of these engines have a maximum thrust of 27,000 lbf, and offer better improvements in terms of range and efficiency. It has a fuel capacity of 9,070 US Gal, and can be equipped with four more tanks. It can fly up to a service ceiling of 41,000 feet with a maximum range of 6,750 nautical mile. Its take-off and landing distance are 2,100 meters and 1,500 meters respectively. Maximum take-off and landing weights are 79,016 kg and 67,400 kg, with a maximum payload of 17,900 kg.

 

 

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