Airbus ACJ350 XWB, The World’s Most Modern VIP WidebodyAround 200 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica. Share
The ACJ350 XWB – the latest addition to ACJ’ family of VIP widebodies – offers innovative technology such as wings that morph in-flight to produce the most efficient and cost-effective flight possible and a fuselage made from next-generation carbon composite materials. The XWB stands for Xtra Widebody, enabling the ACJ350 to deliver Xtra comfort, Xtra innovative technology, Xtra efficiency and to be Xtra easy to outfit.
Widebodies such as the ACJ350 XWB offer the equivalent of several houses of floor-space, so creating cabins that meet demanding certification rules can be challenging, especially when they are installed within a fuselage made of new materials such as carbon fibre.
Addressing challenging carbon cabin outfitting via an innovative solution reducing risk, lead-time and cost, Airbus has thus chosen to pre-equip the carbon fibre fuselage of the ACJ350 XWB with hundreds of attachment points and has designed standard system interfaces, simplifying the work of cabin-outfitters. It has also worked extensively with several cabin outfitters to ensure smooth completions for customers.
The ACJ350 XWB can fly twenty-five passengers 11,100 nm/ 20,557 km or more than 22 hours non-stop, making it today’s most modern and capable corporate jet. The spacious cabin offers fully customizable interiors, giving customers the greatest choice and comfort, whilst presenting inspirational and infinite possibilities to create “your world above the world”.
The most perfect designs often are found in nature. That’s why Airbus looks to learn from the natural world when designing and improving its aircraft. As the newest member of the company’s widebody family, the ACJ350 XWB is an example of how this inspirational blend of science and nature represents another significant evolution in the on-going mission to conceive and manufacture the perfect aircraft. The ACJ350 XWB has learned from nature, whether it’s the revolutionary adaptive wing design which morphs while airborne to achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency by optimising wing loading, reducing drag and lowering fuel burn; or the savings generated by innovative technological advances.
The world’s most modern VIP widebody is built with over 70 percent advanced materials; combining carbon composites (53 percent), titanium and modern aluminium alloys, to create a lighter and more cost-efficient aircraft whilst also decreasing maintenance requirements. It also utilises the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines which are quieter and more efficient.