Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Virgin America will be the launch customer for the A320neo, included in their purchase of 60 new airplanes

Virgin America announced Monday that it is buying 60 Airbus A320 airplanes, including 30 fuel-efficient A320neo models that use Pratt & Whitney's PurePower geared turbofan as one of two engine options.Virgin America, which uses San Francisco International Airport as its hub, has just 34 planes in the air but is expanding rapidly.

Airbus estimates that the A320neo's fuel efficiency will yield an average annual savings of $1.1 million per aircraft and emit 3,600 fewer tons of carbon dioxide per aircraft on an annual basis.

The AirplaneNut

MCT, The Hartford Courant

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