Airbus opens creative studio for A220 Business Jet Design

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has opened its exclusive new creative studio in Toulouse, France, to design the interior of its forthcoming ACJ TwoTwenty ‘Xtra Large Bizjet’.

The ACJ TwoTwenty business jet was based on the popular narrowbody Airbus A220-100. The aircraft can accommodate up to 18 VIP passengers on flights of more than 12 hours. The cabin offers 785 square feet (73 square meters) of floor space, divided into six configurable living areas of approximately 130 square feet (12 square meters) each.

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At the studio in Toulouse, ACJ customers can invent and design their own luxurious interiors by including a large portion of the ACJ TwoTwenty cabin, complemented by virtual reality technology modeling, to get a complete picture of how customers use the space. can adapt.

Benoit Defforge, president of ACJ, emphasized the use of technology to enable customers to take a more hands-on role in designing the final product:

“We are extremely proud to open this unique creative studio to our clients. Our ACJ TwoTwenty offers unparalleled personal space with 786 ft2 of floor space.”

“It’s important to make them feel the space and ultimate comfort it brings. Thanks to the latest technologies, we offer our customers a real-time and immersive design experience.”

A spacious and flexible interior.

ACJ TwoTwenty customers visiting the studio in France are invited to explore their layout ideas with the help of ACJ designers and technical specialists. The teams work with clients to explore the range of options available to choose a personalized and luxurious interior.

The final product will initially be completed by Zurich-based business aviation service Comlux, the aircraft’s launch customer and exclusive cabin supplier on the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty jets. The cabin offers benefits such as a cinema area, galley with crew rest area, large guest shower and what Airbus describes as the industry’s widest seat.

Customers will have the opportunity to study the range of colors under different lighting before deciding on their color schemes for chairs, carpets and walls or the wood effects and finishes for the handcrafted cabinets. The jet is specially designed to offer the passenger a unique experience. Final finishing options include hundreds of soft natural fabrics, plush carpets, smooth wood veneers and gold-plated metal finishes.


The cabin is twice the size of a typical corporate aircraft and offers a flexible cabin catalog. Photo: Airbus

Further customization options include one of three standard cab atmospheres and a special Cyril Kongo edition configuration, which is part of the signature cab catalogue.

The first ACJ TwoTwenty is currently being delivered.

At the beginning of the year, the first of the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line rolled into Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft, which is registered 9H-FIVE, will complete its interior renovation at Comlux’s Indianapolis facility before being delivered to its final owner, FIVE Hotels, based in Dubai.

The ACJ TwoTwenty is powered solely by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, allowing the aircraft to fly at up to 5,650 NM/10,500 km (over 12 hours of flight time). The distance covered is long enough to connect city pairs such as London and Los Angeles, Moscow and Jakarta and Tokyo directly to Dubai.



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