Air Charter Association Award for Manufacturer of The Year Nominee - Airbus
The Air Charter Excellence Awards are taking place on November 23rd in Brighton and TAG Aviation is proud to sponsor the category of Aircraft Manufacturer of the Year. Over the next few weeks leading up to the award ceremony, we are looking at each of the nominated manufacturers, including their history, the famous aircraft they produce, and their most significant achievements.
Today, we look at the renowned manufacturer, Airbus.
Who is Airbus?
Airbus is a multinational aerospace corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide.
It is one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers known for producing a wide range of commercial and military aircraft and corporate jets.
Airbus was founded in December 1970 but draws its origins in the late 1960s when European aerospace companies started exploring the possibility of pooling their resources to compete with American aviation giants like Boeing.
These European aerospace companies included France's Aérospatiale, Germany's Deutsche Airbus, Spain's CASA, and the Netherlands' Fokker.
Airbus's first commercial aircraft, the A300, was officially launched in May 1972. The A300 was a wide-body twin-engine airliner designed to carry around 250 passengers and was well-received by airlines due to its fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.
In recent years, the company has remained a global leader in aviation. It continues to explore new technologies, such as electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft, to shape the future of air travel.
Business Aircraft and Accomplishments
As well as producing commercial aircraft, Airbus also has a subsidiary that manufactures private jets, known as Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ).
ACJ currently offers four families of private jets based on its commercial aircraft, which include the ACJ TwoTwenty, ACJneo (AKA ACJ320), ACJ330neo and ACJ350.
The jets produced are popular for featuring three times more interior space than traditional high-end business jets without being significantly larger externally, with customers benefiting from unequalled comfort, space and freedom of movement.
More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica, and more than 1,800 private and business aviation Airbus helicopters are in service worldwide.
Airbus' Nomination for ACA
When asked about the nomination for the awards, Airbus are very excited to attend, with their spokesperson saying:
"Airbus Corporate Jets is offering the world's most rewarding flying experiences to customers by providing them with unique expertise, the finest service, best technology and the highest standards of care in corporate aviation.
Flying ACJ is relying on the heritage of Airbus: Over the last 100 years, Airbus and its founding companies have been at the forefront of aviation, giving birth to masterpieces such as the Concorde and the A380. This mindset combined with the mission of curating the finest flying experience is why ACJ (Airbus Corporate Jets) was born. Whether you fly the ACJ TwoTwenty or the ACJ350, we pride ourselves of four key intertwined DNA strands that are behind everything we do within ACJ: ultimate comfort, intercontinental freedom, pioneering technology and unbeatable economics.
In the history of ACJ, 2023 is a milestone year that saw the Entry Into Service of the ACJ TwoTwenty, a Game Changer for Business Aviation, carving out a whole new market segment – 'The Xtra Large Bizjet.' - offering ultimate comfort (with twice more space than any other business jets), without compromising on range and economics, enabling our customers to reimagine their place in the sky."
TAG wishes Airbus the best of luck within this prestigious category and would like to congratulate them for being nominated.
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