German government orders three Airbus jets ACJ350-900 XWB

Airbus A350-900 XWBThe German government placed a firm order for three Airbus jets ACJ350-900 XWB, becoming the first government customer for the type of aircraft.

The aircraft is destined for a mix of government, troop transport, and medical evacuation roles. Delivery of the first aircraft is planned for 2020, and the other two in 2022.

“The ACJ350 XWB is the ultimate in modern, long-haul, private jet travel, with the capability to deliver large groups nonstop to the world in unmatched comfort, efficiency and reliability”, said the ACJ President, Benoit Defforge.

The A350 XWB is the first Airbus aircraft to feature a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, which are immune to fatigue and corrosion, as well as saving weight. The technological features also include the greater comfort of a lower cabin-altitude, simpler and faster transition-training for pilots through the newest version of Airbus’s common cockpit and aerodynamically efficient wings that adapt their shape in flight.

The total order book number of Airbus A350 XWB stands at around 900, more than 250 of which are already in service.

The ACJ350-900 XWB can fly 25 passengers 11,100 nm/20,550 km or more than 22 hours in its ultra-long-range version.