UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic will buy 12 Airbus A350-1000s, the European OEM announced at the Farnborough Airshow. The order is worth more than $4.4 billion at list prices. The London Gatwick-based airline will buy eight of the aircraft from Airbus and lease four from Air Lease Corp. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft will be delivered from 2019-21, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger said. They will replace the carrier’s remaining Boeing 747-400s. He added that ...

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