Lufthansa Technik has unveiled designs for a new government and military use cabin for Airbus’ smallest ACJ corporate jets.
The ACJ TwoTwenty was developed for functionality as well as the need to perform specialised tasks inside the aircraft, like medical evacuation which is currently in high demand.
The design equips the ACJ TwoTwenty with divisible areas for working (two passengers), conferencing (seven passengers) and even sleeping for political dignitaries.
Lufthansa Technik said the design ensures a “high level of comfort and functionality as well as security and privacy”.
A standard configuration includes a large delegation area consisting of twelve premium economy class and 20 economy class seats.
In total, 41 passengers can travel in this configuration, significantly more than on conventional business jets at comparable prices.
In the MedEvac configuration, up to eight stretchers can be installed for transporting lightly and moderately injured/ill patients, or two new-generation Patient Transport Units (PTU NG) for intensive care patients.
Mixed configurations with stretchers and PTU NGs are also possible. With the additional tanks of the ACJ variant, the Lufthansa Technik-equipped A220 configuration will provide a range of up to 5,650 nautical miles (10,460 kilometers).
Wieland Timm, head of sales for special mission aircraft at Lufthansa Technik, said: “With its cabin dimensions, the ACJ TwoTwenty represents an optimal platform for the most diverse manifestations of future government and special mission aircraft, at the price of significantly smaller and less flexible aircraft types.
“With our expertise both in the field of VIP completion but also in the field of special mission modifications, we are able to reflect even the high demands of governments or armed forces in this type of aircraft, and to do so highly individually.
“With this initial concept as a basis, we are therefore eager to start talking to the first potential customers very soon.”
Lufthansa Technik has also developed a customizable VIP cabin concept for the Airbus A220 for other VIP completion target groups.
Dubbed “SkyRetreat”, the interior was unveiled in 2019 and was aimed at a much younger and private clientele.