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Airbus has a second customer for its VIP A350 Prestige jetliner

 - February 17, 2008, 10:54 PM

In what is the second commitment for the newest member of the Airbus corporate jetliner family, an unidentified Asian customer has placed a firm order for an Airbus A350XWB Prestige. The aircraft will feature a VIP interior and will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB87 engines. The choice of cabin outfitter has yet to be announced.

BAA Jet Management of Hong Kong has been chosen to manage the aircraft on behalf of the customer, who will base the aircraft in Hong Kong. “We are delighted to be expanding in the VIP widebody field with this latest VIP version of the Airbus A350XWB, which will join one that we are already engaged to manage for C Jet Ltd., as well as several of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner family,” said BAA Jet Management vice chairman Jay Shaw.

Airbus corporate jets range from the Airbus ACJ family–comprising the A318 Elite, the ACJ (A319) and A320 Prestige–all the way up through VIP versions of the A330, A340 and even the double-deck A380.