In May 2015, Acropolis Aviation became the launch customer for Airbus’ new ACJneo single-aisle family at EBACE in Geneva. Six years on, and their ACJ320neo G-KELT will be making its first public static appearance at this years Dubai Air Show, which takes place from the 14th to the 18th of November.
Acropolis Aviation’s Airbus ACJ320neo G-KELT is an extraordinary aircraft and could be set to take long-haul flying to a new level. It can accommodate up to 19 passengers, with sleeping 17 having the luxury of fully lie-flat beds. In addition to this, it has luggage space for more than 100 pieces of baggage and is supported by a crew of six.
Inside the ACJ320neo G-KELT is an open-plan forward lounge, coupled with a more intimate rear lounge. The two lounges are separated by a large mid-cabin conference or dining room which has the capacity for ten guests. One of the standout features of this aircraft is the private master bedroom, which features a luxury en-suite bathroom housing the largest rectangular shower ever to be installed in an Airbus narrow-body aircraft.
The ACJ320neo G-KELT cabin space is said to be highly versatile and suitable for a range of clientele, from heads of state to private individuals. There is a focus on wellness throughout the aircraft, and comfort is guaranteed thanks to a cabin air humidifier that allows guests to feel refreshed after their flight.
The aircraft is also certified for extended-range flights of up to 12 hours and low visibility ‘CAT 3A’ landing minima in severe weather conditions. Flight entertainment and onboard connectivity are via Collins Aerospace and Satcom Direct.
The aircraft entered service in March 2020, sporting a distinctive, luxurious cabin design by Yves Pickardt from Alberto Pinto and installed by leading completion specialist AMAC Aerospace at its Basel Airport facilities in Switzerland.
Acropolis’ CEO Jonathan Bousfield said, “We are absolutely delighted Airbus Corporate Jets is showcasing our aircraft at the Dubai Air Show”, adding, “We are very much looking forward to presenting the aircraft to our Middle Eastern clientele for the first time.”
Acropolis Aviation is a leading luxury charter operator based at Farnborough Airport, with a complementary sales office in Fort Lauderdale, USA. Headed by CEO Jonathan Bousfield, the company employs 28 personnel. The company has been an Airbus ACJ customer since March 2010 and has gained a reputation for excellent service in the high-end charter market. Acropolis holds Wyvern Wingman safety accreditation.
For more information on Acropolis Aviation, their Airbus ACJ320neo G-KELT and services, please visit their official website, www.acropolis-aviation.com.
G-KELT interior images by Yves Pickardt from Alberto Pinto.
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