EBACE: Comlux America gets Airbus seal of approval

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US completion specialist Comlux America has been given the nod by Airbus to become an authorised cabin outfitter for its family of corporate jets. The Indianapolis-based company has already outfitted an Airbus ACJ320, which is making its debut at the show. Airbus executive vice-president programmes Tom Williams said Comlux plans to complete three to four business aircraft a year.

Airbus now offers its customers "a choice of nine Airbus-approved cabin outfitters, giving them a wide choice of cabin completion options and facilitating faster access to completion slots".

The approval is key plank in Comlux Group global expansion and strategy.

Comlux is strengthening its charter offering in the Middle East through an alliance with fellow VIP operator Saudia Private Aviation, announced at the show. The duo plan to expand their share of this lucrative market by using one other's aircraft.

Comlux, which has a base in Bahrain, will make its fleet of Airbus Corporate Jets available to Saudia Private Aviation clients and Comlux customers will have access to Saudia's fleet, which includes a Dassault Falcon 7X and a Hawker 400XP.

"This should cover most mission requirements," Comlux said.