Airbus ACJ

Airbus
ACJ

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The Airbus Corporate Jetliner, or A319CJ, is a long range corporate
jet development of the A319 airliner which competes directly with
the Boeing Business Jet and dedicated long range corporate jets
such as the Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream V.

Airbus launched the A319CJ at the 1997 Paris Airshow and the first
A319CJ rolled out of Dasa’s Hamburg A319/A321 assembly hall in October
1998. The airframe was then due to be fitted with belly auxiliary
fuel tanks and flight test instrumentation prior to making a first
flight in May 1999. Certification is planned for mid 1999 with the
first customer delivery due in November that year.

Unlike the Boeing Business Jet, which combines the 737-700’s airframe
with the 737-800’s strengthened wing and undercarriage, the A319CJ
is designed to be a minimum change development of the A319. This
means, according to Airbus, that the A319CJ can be easily converted
to an airliner, thus increasing the aircraft’s potential resale
value.

The first A319CJ is powered by IAE V2500s but CFM56s are also available,
while the A319’s containerised cargo hold means that the CJ’s auxiliary
fuel tanks can be easily loaded and unloaded, giving operators flexibility
to reconfigure the aircraft for varying payload/range requirements.
Like the rest of the A320 single aisle family (plus the A330 and
A340), the A319CJ shares Airbus’ common advanced six screen EFIS
flightdeck with sidestick controllers, plus fly-by-wire flight controls.

At mid 2002 Airbus had selected five cabin outfitters for the aircraft
– among which Lufthansa Technik in Germany, Jet Aviation of Switzerland,
and Air France Industries. Airbus will supply green A319CJ airframes
to the outfitters for interior fitment. Interiors weigh around 3.8
tonnes (8500lb) and cost $US4-10m. Outfitting will typically take
four to six months.

The first A319CJ order, announced in December 1997, was placed
by a Kuwaiti individual. Among the later customers are the Italian,
French, and Venezuelan Air Forces, Taiwan’s Eva Air, and Qatar Airways.

Home airport:
Aircraft Type NBAA Range NM Cruise Speed DOC’s per hour Seating Cabin H Cabin W Cabin L
ACJ
448
N/A
6
12.1

Powerplants
Two 118kN (26,500lb) International Aero Engines IAE V2527M-A5 or
CFM International CFM56 turbofans.

Performance
Max cruising speed Mach 0.82. Max altitude 41,000ft. Range with
10 passengers 11,650km (6300nm). Rate of climb 23min to 37,000ft

Weights
Max take-off 75,500kg (166,450lb), zero fuel 58,515 kg (129,000lb)

Dimensions
Wing span 33.91m (111ft 3in), length 33.80m (110ft 11in), height
11.80m (38ft 8.5in). Wing area 122.4m2 (1317.5sq ft).

Capacity
Flightcrew of two. Six standard layouts offering seating from 10
to 39 passengers.

Information gathered from various internet sources. Reasonable
attempts have been made to ensure accuracy and veracity of sources.
However, this information should not be used for flight planning
or official purposes.

BusinessJet.com — Business Jet Online Magazine

 

One Response to “Airbus ACJ”

  1. The A319 is the same as the A320M-7 or an A320 with 7 less rows and 3M less length. The pictures make it a little difficult but I would guess that Airplane 2 is the A319 since I see only 3 exits, supporting the 6 exits part of the story. The other difference is 50 KM further range (seems hardly worth creating, but that’s business).

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