Dubai: European planemaker Airbus has created a new organisation to better serve its high-end clients.

The new Airbus Corporate Jets unit will bring together commercial, programme and support activities in a single in-house unit, the Toulouse-based company said at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

"With almost 200 Airbus corporate jet sales to date, we now serve a growing and increasingly important community, and combining all the various aspects of this business will help us to serve our customers better while paving the way for future expansion" said John Leahy, Airbus' chief operating officer.

Airbus has sold 170 corporate jets since the mid-80s, with about half of those purchased by customers in the Middle East.