Business aircraft operator Comlux has taken delivery of the first corporate Airbus A220, a version branded as the ACJ TwoTwenty.
The executive variant of the A220-100 airframe was unveiled in October 2020, with Comlux identified as the launch customer.
Airbus says it has delivered the initial aircraft from its Montreal Mirabel assembly line.
Comlux will undertake VVIP cabin interior configuration for the aircraft’s ultimate owner and user, the Dubai-based resort and hotel company Five.
Interior fashioning will take place at Comlux’s facility in Indianapolis. The twinjet will enter service for Five in early 2023.
Airbus has designed the ACJ TwoTwenty for long range, to serve routes involving flights with durations of more than 12h. It says the aircraft is “at a price point” of an ultra-long-range business jet.
Comlux has an exclusive contract to conduct the outfitting for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty jets.
It says the ACJ TwoTwenty completion process incorporates 3D modelling technology, adding that engineers have integrated it into a virtual-reality system allowing customers to “immerse themselves in the future cabin environment”.
“Beyond aesthetics, the system provides virtual interactive capability and allows the interior to be analysed from an ergonomic, equipment functionality and maintainability standpoint, demonstrating how the aircraft will perform in service,” adds Comlux.