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Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of its first A330neo

The A330 Family is the most well-liked widebody aircraft ever, and the A330neo leads the mid- to the long-range market

Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of its first A330neo

Virgin Atlantic recently took possession of the first Airbus A330neo it had leased from Air Lease Corporation. In addition to becoming the UK-based airline’s 50th Airbus aircraft, the A330neo will be a key component in the fleet development of the company.

In terms of passengers and routes, the A330 Family is the most well-liked widebody aircraft ever, and the A330neo leads the mid- to long-range market in terms of versatility. In comparison to competing for aircraft of a prior generation, the A330neo, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, offers double-digit lower operating costs per seat and 25 percent lower fuel burn and carbon emissions.

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The award-winning Airspace cabin, found in the A330neo, offers travelers a new level of luxury, ambiance, and design. Offering greater personal space, bigger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the capacity to provide the newest in-flight entertainment systems and complete connectivity are just a few examples.

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The A330neo, like other Airbus aircraft, has a cutting-edge cabin air system that guarantees a clean and secure atmosphere during the flight. 262 passengers in three classes, including 32 upper-class seats with privacy doors and two of the carrier’s new Retreat Suites, can board the aircraft.

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The Trent 7000 offers significant fuel-burn improvements per seat over its predecessor and will significantly reduce aircraft noise due to having the highest bypass ratio of any Trent engine. The aircraft’s delivery trip from Toulouse to London Heathrow used a 35 percent blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs), however, it is approved to operate on a 50 percent blend.

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