Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept on 20 October 2014, initially for the A330-200. Called Summit, the concept features a VIP section at the front of the cabin, and airline-style seating at the rear. For those with money, it will turn everyday business – or governance – into a VIP feeling.
The Airbus ACJ330 Summit features a bedroom with ensuite bathroom at the front, followed by an office, a conference and dining room and a working area, and then airline-style first-class and economy seating at the rear.
The airline-style seating would be installed in production, which is faster and more cost-effective according to Airbus.
Summit is designed for the Airbus A330, currently being produced at a rate of ten a month until Q2 2015 when it will be nine a month. The A330 and A340 were launched as a joint programme, have won more than 1,700 orders to date, and more of them have been delivered (1497 to end-September) than any other widebody series. Airbus has sold over 170 corporate jets to date, and these aircraft are flying on every continent, highlighting their versatility.