Airbus's Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse has completed its first cabin outfitting since it opened its doors last September in a move designed to relieve the growing pressure and lengthy backlogs at independent completion centres.
The privately-owned VIP Airbus A320 features a lounge, business-class seating and an area for support staff. Airbus says: "ACJC capitalises on the experienced engineers and capable craftsmen that previously worked for EADS Sogerma in Toulouse to successfully complete several corporate jets.
"It brings much needed cabin-outfitting capacity to the corporate jet market, which is experiencing record demand for aircraft and their cabins."
The privately-owned ACJ A320 features a lounge, business-class seating and an area for support staff
ACJC chief executive Benoit Defforge says: "Our goal is now to grow and make a long-term success of the business and, with several customers already lined up, we are now well on our way."
Housed within the 9,500m2 (102,250ft2) hangar and facilities adjacent to the A330/A340 assembly line, ACJC is being modernised and expanded by Airbus as part of an investment of over €7 million ($11.2 million).
Upgraded facilities include two aircraft nose-docks, which provide practical same-level access to nearby offices and storage space. More office space and a new workshop are also being added.