Im reading the latest news release from Airbus Industries and they have announced a large bizjet to compete with the BBJ.
It says its based on the 319 and the first prototype rolled out of the companies Hamburg Germany plant in October. The ACJ (Airbus Corporate Jet)
will be based on the single aisle fuselage of the 319 and will have a range of 6300nms. 6 additional fuel tanks will be mounted in the cargo hold and can be installed and removed through outward swinging cargo doors. The ACJ is priced "green" at 35 million dollars USD. Airbus will make the first of 12 deliveries in November of 1999. They are hoping to produce at least 10-12 a year. Initially, the aircraft will be offered with the V2500 engines and later the GE CFM56-5B engines will also be available. No performance numbers were given.