Comlux Delivers Second ACJ TwoTwenty


Comlux Completion finished the interior of the second ACJ TwoTwenty.

Credit: Comlux

INDIANAPOLIS—Comlux Completion delivered its second Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty on Feb. 20.

It took 10 months for the Indianapolis-based company to install the interior.

Comlux Aviation, which manages private aircraft, will operate this ACJ TwoTwenty. Comlux is the exclusive partner to Airbus for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty cabins, all of which will be done in Indianapolis.

The company says one client plans to use the aircraft but it may be available for charter flights.

Comlux Completion delivered the first TwoTwenty in May 2023 to Five Hotels and Resorts. That VIP interior took 14 months to complete, including obtaining EASA certification. Comlux operates that Dubai-based aircraft for Five.

The second aircraft is configurated for corporate use and includes more seats, couches that fold out into beds instead of a bedroom suite, media areas, leather seating and a large bathroom in the back that includes a shower.

Comlux Completion targets four to six ACJ TwoTwenties interior completions per year.

Andrea Zanetto, Comlux Aviation CEO, says the company purchased six TwoTwenties and has sold five so far, although there is “strong interest” for the sixth.

Comlux Completions opened in 2011 in a purpose-built hangar that has the capacity to hold up to six narrowbody and one widebody aircraft simultaneously. The company designs, engineers, finishes, outfits and certifies interiors for both Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

In related news, Comlux announced forged an engine support agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the PW1500G engines that power the ACJ TwoTwenty. It includes spares and engineering support.

Zanetto says private aviation customers prefer full-support packages, so being able to provide one for the engines, as well as the existing service options for the airframe from Airbus and the interior from Comlux, provides full coverage. 

Although Pratt & Whitney's geared turbofan engine is undergoing mandated inspections due to contaminated powdered metal that may cause parts to crack, Comlux says it has operated more than 600 hrs. on Five's TwoTwenty and "never experienced any engine problem whatsoever. We are extremely happy with the performance."

Lee Ann Shay

As executive editor of MRO and business aviation, Lee Ann Shay directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including Inside MRO, and business aviation, including BCA.