Farnborough Air Show

Airbus Showing Acropolis Aviation ACJ319 at Farnborough

 - July 5, 2012, 10:32 AM
The VVIP Airbus ACJ319, operated by Acropolis Aviation, can seat up to 19 passengers and carries a crew of four. (Airbus photo)

While business aircraft will not be in abundance at Farnborough International Airshow 2012, a VVIP corporate version of the popular Airbus A320 single-aisle airliner will likely take some of the limelight from the military and defense aircraft on display. In fact, the ACJ319 (G-NOAH) would attract attention even if it were among a swarm business aircraft.

Operated by Acropolis Aviation, which is conveniently based at Farnborough Airport, the G-NOAH features a cabin look created by the Alberto Pinot design company and completed by the Airbus Corporate Jet Center in Toulouse, France. A schematic of the layout of the interior is available on Acropolis Aviation's website. One of cabin's unusual features is the cross section of its shower, which is square rather than the more typical circular version.

Airbus assembled the airplane in 2009 and delivered it to its owner in the first quarter of 2010. Acropolis offers the ACJ319 for charter, as well as a Dassault Falcon 7X.

According to an Airbus spokesperson, Airbus has sold some 170 corporate jets to date. These include about 110 ACJ318s, ACJ319s, ACJ320s and ACJ321s, as well as some 60 VIP and government aircraft.