Airbus delivered 15 corporate jets in 2010, worth more than US$ 1.5 billion at list prices and in doing so set a new record for its corporate jet business.
The orders comprised of 13 A318 Elites, Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) and A320 Prestige’s, plus two VIP widebody A330/A340s.
In addition to this record Airbus also won eight orders for its corporate jets in 2010, taking total orders to date to more than 170 aircraft. The new orders comprised seven aircraft from the A318 Elite/Airbus ACJ/A320 Prestige Family, plus one widebody A330/A340.
The orders and the deliveries were both for customers and operators in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and were both for private customers and governments – most of which prefer to remain undisclosed.
Airbus corporate jets can carry more people than traditional sized business jets, as well as having cabins that are around twice as wide with unequalled comfort, space and freedom of movement, which makes them ideal for carrying business teams, extended families and government delegations.
Despite their much larger cabins, Airbus corporate jets are similar in length and wingspan to traditional business jets, can land and take-off in similar distances, and represent a similar investment, delivering more value for money.
The Airbus press release concludes that Airbus has the worlds most modern and comprehensive corporate jet family, which is flying on every continent, including Antarctica.