Airbus has clinched its first corporate jet sale in Japan and says it is building on its widespread and growing presence in the important Asia-Pacific market.

The identity of the ACJ318 customer was not disclosed.

"Corporate jets are widespread in many of the world's economies, but are still proportionately few in some of the largest, such as Japan, where the opening of the first dedicated business terminal in Tokyo, Premier Gate Narita, will help to pave the way for more of them," says Airbus.

The company says it has secured about 170 orders since its first corporate jet was delivered in the mid-1980s.

"They are the only bizjets flying on every continent, including Antarctica," says Airbus.

Source: Flight International