14 September 2015

New Airbus ACJ 320 in Commission at Royal Thai Air Force

14 September 2015


RTAF ACJ 320 seat configuration consist of 75 seats (VVIP 4 seats, VIP 6 seats, the director of travel one seat, followed by eight seats, crew 2 seats. and 54 passengers seats) (photo : RTAF)

BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has held a delivery ceremony of a new military aircraft which will be used for non-war missions. 

The delivery of Airbus ACJ 320 took place at Military Terminal 2 in Bangkok. Deputy PM and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the ceremony. The aircraft was purchased under the RTAF procurement project of a passenger plane for high-ranking and prominent persons.

Aside from transporting important persons, the airbus will be used for humanitarian missions such as evacuation of disaster-affected Thais living overseas and peace-keeping operations.

The ACJ320 boasts the most spacious cabin in the corporate jet market. The double engine airplane can seat up to 75 passengers and fly at a maximum distance of 5,900 kilometers or around seven hours when filled up.

The airbus is based at Royal Flight Squadron 602, Wing 6 in Bangkok.

(Pattaya Mail)

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