Airbus Business Unit to Focus on Corporate Jets

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 9:15pm

Airbus has announced creation of Airbus Corporate Jets and will invest more resources in the business unit, including the expansion of its local presence in key markets. The unit brings together commercial, program and support activities and has a direct link to the company’s Airbus Corporate Jet Centre cabin-outfitting subsidiary. “With almost 200 Airbus corporate jet sales to date, we now serve a growing and increasingly important community, and combining all the various aspects of this business will help us to serve our customers better while paving the way for further expansion,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ COO for customers.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy