Airbus Corporate Jets and the
Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili introduced a new cabin design for
the ACJ319neo at EBACE - Infinito.
A key feature of the Infinito
cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky above the
aircraft into the cabin – or display other images. This creates even more of
a feeling of airiness and space, truly living up to the name Infinito, which
means infinity in Italian.
“Art and Science can walk
together hand in hand: this is the Pagani philosophy. The combination of
state-of-the-art composite materials never used before in an aircraft, such
as CarboTitanium, with the typical design language of Pagani Automobili, has
always represented our signature. Applying our Reinassance touch into the
wider spaces of Airbus corporate jet cabins is the beginning of an exciting
new venture for us,” says Horacio
Pagani, founder & Chief Designer
of Pagani Automobili SpA.
Airbus’ ACJ320 Family already
has the widest and tallest business jet cabin, while being similar in size
externally, and Infinito builds on this for even more of a
“In bringing together the
best of the supercar and business jet worlds, we enable an elegant and
seamless link for customers of both, while bringing a fresh approach to
cabin design and satisfying very demanding standards,” says Airbus Corporate
Jets Managing Director Benoit
Pagani’s design team created
the initial Infinito design, including its look and feel, while Airbus
Corporate Jets’ designers contributed their experience in aircraft design
and compatibility. Curves inspired by nature form a pathway through the
cabin, as well as featuring in the shell-shaped valances and walls between
zones - including one between lounge and conference areas, which switches
from opaque to transparent at the touch of a button.
Décor is reminiscent of that
gracing Pagani hypercars, with natural soft-leather carpets and a wooden
floor contrasting with man-made carbonfibre in furniture and wall-frames -
echoing the combination of art and science originally espoused by Leonardo
da Vinci. Sculpted metal features, mirroring those found in Pagani hypercars,
feature in light-fittings and other details, while light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
enable different mood-lighting ambiances.
Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ330neo
In further news, Airbus
Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its new A330neo , which
combines new-generation engines and aerodynamic and other improvements to
deliver even more comfort, efficiency and true “nonstop to the world” range.
Called the ACJ330neo, it will
fly 25 passengers 9,400 nm/17,400 km or 20 hours, enough to fly nonstop from
Europe to Australia.
“For customers, such as
countries needing to fly heads of state and delegations worldwide on
government business, the ACJ330neo offers an unbeatable combination of
modern design, proven capability and productivity, as well as being part of
the world’s best-selling widebody family,” says Airbus Chief Operating
Officer, Customers, John Leahy.
Featuring a very spacious
cabin the ACJ330neo readily accommodates conference/dining areas, a private
office, bedroom, bathroom and guest seating, and can be fully customised to
suit customer needs.
And with experience in
delivering around 70 turnkey cabins over several decades, Airbus has
unrivalled manufacturer know-how in this field. The A330 is the world’s most
successful widebody airliner, having evolved through intelligent innovation
into an even more capable one - as well as into freighter, multi-role tanker
transport, and corporate jet roles. Recent A330 advances include
new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, Sharklet wingtips and
improved maximum take-off weights , delivering hugely better payload and
Other new features include
the option of an onboard airport navigation system (OANS), similar to GPS in
cars, and a runway overrun prevention system (ROPS), for which insurance
companies offer reduced premiums.
Like all Airbus aircraft, the
ACJ330 features Category 3B autoland and other enriching features as
standard and, like all Airbus aircraft in production today, it has a common
cockpit, on which more than 100,000 pilots are already qualified. The ACJ330
also has optional dual head-up displays (HUDs) and, in common with the rest
of the family, inherits excellent reliability from its airliner roots.
Launched as a joint
programme, Airbus’ A330 and A340 are the world’s best-selling widebody
family, with more than 2,000 orders to their credit and over 170 customers