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Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330neos, with further six options

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Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330neos, with further six options
FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 plane arrives at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in Liverpool northern England, May 19 , 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble   -   Copyright  Phil Noble(Reuters)

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s Airbus agreed on a deal to sell 14 A330neo wide-body passenger jets to Virgin Atlantic on Monday valued at $4.1 billion (£3.3 billion), the companies announced at the Paris Airshow on Monday, with an option for the airline to order six more.

The British-based airline based placed firm orders for the upgraded A330 model, which it had been evaluating against the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The jets, which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, will replace the airline’s A330ceos from 2021, Virgin Atlantic said.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Louise Heavens)