Virgin Atlantic signs order for 14 A330-900neos to be delivered in 2021

    Virgin Atlantic signed (17-Jun-2019) an order for 14 A330-900neo aircraft with a further six options, valued at USD4.1 billion. The aircraft are set to replace the carrier’s A330ceo fleet, with eight on firm order from Airbus and six to be leased from Air Lease Corporation. The A330-900neos will be powered by Rolls-RoyceTrent 7000 engines. Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss said the acquisition will “play a pivotal role in our fleet transformation”, adding the carrier will have improved the fuel efficiency of its aircraft by 32% compared with 2014. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2021 through to 2024. [more – original PR] [more – original PR – II]