Mumbai, May 22: US-based Petters Group Worldwide has placed a firm order for five Airbus A318 Elite corporate jets, adding to a previous order for one, taking its total order to six aircraft and making it the largest single customer in the category of the aircraft.
''We pride ourselves on recognising a great product when we see it, and Airbus' A318 Elite stands out from the crowd with an outstandingly spacious cabin and truly modern design. This aircraft is in a class by itself,'' said Petters Group CEO and Chairman, Tom Petters.
Petters Group is the first US customer for the A318 Elite, which offers the same wide cabin comfort and space as the rest of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family in a shorter version.
Petters Group Worldwide is a privately held company with investments in over 60 companies, including Polaroid, Ubid.com and Sun Country Airlines.
Airbus' ACJ Family, which features the A318 Elite, ACJ and A320 Prestige, has led sales at the upper end of the top-of-line corporate jet market for each of the past three years, and has a total of more than 80 sales to its credit.