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Virgin America places Airbus' 10,000th order: signs for 60 new aircraft

18-Jan-2011 8:43 AM

Virgin America announced (17-Jan-2011) a firm order for 60 new Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered 2013 to 2016, including 30 of the A320neo – the first commercial order for the new eco-efficient engine option. This formalises and expands an initial commitment made at the Farnborough International Airshow in Jul-2010. With this order and growth from other sources, Virgin America's fleet will more than triple, from 34 to 111 aircraft by 2019. It is estimated that the A320neo's fuel efficiency will yield an average annual savings of USD1.1 million per aircraft. [more]