Airbus has received a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWBs from the German government – which is thus becoming the first government customer for the type.

The aircraft will be used in “a mix of government, troop transport and medical evacuation roles,” according to the manufacturer. Delivery of the first jet is planned for 2020 and the other two will follow in 2022. This year, an undisclosed customer has ordered one ACJ350-900 XWB, bringing the total to four thus far.

Airbus emphasizes its Easyfit cabin-outfitting concept features pre-installed attachments and standardized interfaces that simplify installing walls and furniture in a carbon-fiber fuselage.

Meanwhile, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has ordered an A321LR (the longer-range version, with extra fuel tanks) that will be used as a private jet for luxury worldwide travel. Delivery is planned for 2021.

“Four Seasons' cabin embodies decor that echoes the stylish elegance of its hotels, features seats crafted to look and feel good and delivers unprecedented space for socializing and enjoyment,” says ACJ head of creative design Sylvain Mariat, who worked with Four Seasons on its creation. It includes a lounge, 54 lie-flat seats with Ottomans for face-to-face conversation and dining, and two washrooms.

Airbus delivered two ACJ320s this year, one to Comlux and one to Acropolis.