K5 Aviation, based in Gammelsdorf, Germany, has placed an order for an Airbus ACJ319neo that will be used for VVIP charter by Vertis Aviation. This puts the sales of the new version, which includes the ACJ320neo, to six aircraft.
Vertis already manages three ACJ319s and this aircraft is slated for delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The engines and cabin outfitter have yet to be selected.
The Airbus ACJneo will continue to see attention from VIP customers due to new fuel-saving engines, wingtip-mounted Sharklets and other improvements to give customers and operators better fuel efficiency and greater range, including giving the ACJ319neo a flying time of 15 hours.
“We are already seeing good demand for the ACJ319 worldwide on the VVIP charters we operate for charter company partner Vertis Aviation and look forward to growing our fleet offering with the ACJ319neo,” says 28 East Partner Luca Madone.
”Clients already enjoy the big comfort of our aircraft which affords plenty of space for them to move around, relax and work and arrive refreshed on up to 13 hour flights,” says K5 Aviation CEO Erik Scheidt. ”The extra range of the ACJ319neo will enable us to offer longer flights and more city-pairs,” he added.
“Corporate jet customers increasingly want more from top-of-the-line jets – more comfort, more space and more capability – and the Airbus ACJneo Family delivers on every count,” adds Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy.