C Jet Limited of Hong Kong has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the first VIP Airbus A350XWB, becoming a new customer for the type.
Called the Airbus A350XWB Prestige the aircraft will feature a VIP cabin customised to C Jet Limited's needs.
“With the range to go almost anywhere in the world, plus the widest and most spacious cabin of any Airbus widebody apart from the A380, the A350XWB Prestige is going to be a tremendous aircraft for us,” says C Jet Chairman Tony Chan. “And with a more modern design than any other civil aircraft in service today or planned, it will be the VIP widebody of the future,” he adds.
C Jet Limited has just become a customer for the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), so the Airbus A350XWB Prestige will be its second corporate aircraft from Airbus.
“With orders for the Airbus A350XWB already flooding in from airlines, the addition of our first VIP version is welcome news, rounding out a line of modern Airbus corporate jetliners that already stretches from the A318 to the A380,” says Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy.
A350XWB is the latest member of the modern Airbus product line, featuring even more of the passenger pleasing innovations that have become its hallmark. It features a fuel-saving advanced aerodynamic design, a weight-saving airframe with more than 50 per cent advanced materials, and the latest cost-saving centralised maintenance computer.
Firm orders for the Airbus A350XWB airliner now stand at 276 from 11 customers.