Airbus ACJ320neo Completes Its First Flight

Issue: 6 / 2018

On November 16, 2018, the first Airbus corporate jet, the ACJ320neo, has successfully completed its maiden flight at Finkenwerder, the plant of Airbus in Hamburg. The aircraft performed the flight that lasted for two hours and 40 minutes. A derivative of the Airbus A320neo, the aircraft is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The ACJ version includes features such as extra fuel-tanks in the cargo hold that will provide for increased range, plus greater cabin-pressure for better passenger comfort. The short flight test programme was designed to test all the features that are required before delivery of the aircraft to Acropolis Aviation. The aircraft will then undergo cabin outfitting by AMAC in Basle, Switzerland, and be repainted in customer colours.