The Airbus A319 CJ (19 Seat) is a short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus. The aircraft is capable of transporting up to 19 passengers.
History and Features
The ACJ319 offered a range of 6,000 nmi or 11,100 km. This model is the corporate jet version of the A319. It incorporates removable extra fuel tanks which are installed in the cargo compartment, and an increased service ceiling of 12,000 m (39,000 ft). Upon resale the aircraft can be reconfigured as a standard A319 by removing its extra tanks, thus maximizing its resale value. Certificated both European JAA and American FAA, the A319LR and ACJ are the only business jets approved for public transport on both sides of the Atlantic.
The A319 is a shortened-fuselage variant of the Airbus A320 and entered service in April 1996, around two years after the stretched Airbus A321 and eight years after the original A320. The aircraft shares a common type rating with all other Airbus A320 family variants, allowing existing A320 family pilots to fly the aircraft without the need for further training.