Tue, 18 June 2019

Virgin Atlantic to Replace A330ceos with A330-900s

Virgin Atlantic has selected 14 Airbus A330-900s to replace its A330ceos from 2021, with options to further expand its fleet of wide-body aircraft.

The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO and Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO on Monday.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-900. Click to enlarge.

Virgin Atlantic currently operates a fleet of 40 wide-body aircraft and will soon take delivery of its first of 12 A350-1000s.

The A330neo Family is the new generation A330, comprising of two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 which share 99% commonality. The A330neo reduces fuel consumption and increases range by up to 1,500nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.

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