Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330neos, with further six optionsComments
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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)