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Airbus delivers first A321neo

Airbus has officially delivered the first A321neo. The first user of the re-engined A321 version is Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator. The first delivery aircraft is powered by two CFM International LEAP-1A engines for lower fuel consumption and less CO2 and NOx emissions. The engines also produce less noise: Airbus claims that the A321neo generates […]

Eskimo marries with virgin

The newest airline marriage in US aviation is between an eskimo and a virgin: Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines, takes over Virgin America. The combined Seattle-based airline becomes the fifth largest US airline, with 1,200 daily departures. It has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anchorage and Portland (Oregon). The combined […]

Virgin America leases A321neos

Virgin America has signed for the acquisition of ten Airbus A321neo aircraft from lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Deliveries are slated to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and will continue through the third quarter of 2018. The aircraft will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. Virgin America currently operates a fleet […]