Last week, Lufthansa Technik AG unveiled a first glimpse of the design for a government cabin based on the smallest Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) type – the ACJ TwoTwenty.
The design for the ACJ TwoTwenty has been aimed specifically at government and military operators who, on the one hand, attach great importance to high functionality of the interior but also need to perform other specialized tasks with their aircraft.
Cabin design flexibility
The best example of this is the MedEvac (Medical Evacuation) role, which is currently in particularly high demand.
Just as for conventional delegation transport, Lufthansa Technik’s interior also offers a highly customizable solution for this.
The design equips the ACJ TwoTwenty, for example, with divisible areas for working (2 passengers), conferencing (7 passengers) and even sleeping for political dignitaries. This configuration ensures a high level of comfort and functionality as well as security and privacy.
In addition, the standard configuration includes a large delegation area consisting of twelve Premium Economy Class and 20 Economy Class seats.
Altogether, 41 passengers can travel in this configuration, significantly more than on conventional business jets at comparable prices.
Alternative MedEvac configuration
In the MedEvac configuration, up to eight stretchers can be installed for transporting lightly and moderately injured/ill patients, or two new-generation Patient Transport Units (PTU NG) for intensive care patients.
Mixed configurations with stretchers and PTU NGs are also possible. With the additional tanks of the ACJ variant, the Lufthansa Technik-equipped A220 configuration will provide a range of up to 5,650 nautical miles (10,460 kilometers).
“With its cabin dimensions, the ACJ TwoTwenty represents an optimal platform for the most diverse manifestations of future government and special mission aircraft, at the price of significantly smaller and less flexible aircraft types,” explained Wieland Timm, Head of Sales for Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik.
“With our expertise both in the field of VIP completion but also in the field of special mission modifications, we are able to reflect even the high demands of governments or armed forces in this type of aircraft, and to do so highly individually.”
“With this initial concept as a basis, we are therefore eager to start talking to the first potential customers very soon.”
Lufthansa Technik will be presenting its vision of a highly flexible A220 government cabin, as well as its expertise in the MedEvac and special mission areas, at the upcoming International Defense and Security Exhibition (IDET, Hall P, booth 125) in Brno, Czech Republic.
The company had already presented an equally exclusive and completely customizable VIP cabin concept for the Airbus A220 for other VIP completion target groups.
Dubbed “SkyRetreat”, the interior was unveiled in 2019 and was aimed at a much younger and private clientele.
With individual cabin monuments in the style of a luxurious beach club or a yacht deck as well as an “observation lounge” to the cockpit, SkyRetreat brought a completely new sense of space to a private jet.
About Airbus Corporate Jets
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is a business unit of Airbus SAS and part of Airbus, markets and completes corporate jet variants from the parent’s airliner range.
Although the term Airbus Corporate Jet was initially used only for the A319CJ, it is now used for all models, including the VIP widebodies.
As of June 2019, 213 corporate and private jets are operating; 222 aircraft have been ordered, including 128 A320 family jets.
An Airbus Corporate Jet Centre is based at Toulouse, France, and specialises in single-aisle aircraft.