Virgin America signed a memorandum of understanding for 40 firm and 20 option Airbus A320s July 22 at the Farnborough International Airshow. If the MOU is finalized, delivery of the firm aircraft would begin in 2013 and the option aircraft would arrive in 2017 and 2018. List price for the 40 firm aircraft is $3.3 billion, but Airbus COO John Leahy said Virgin America will not pay the catalog price. An engine choice for the new aircraft will be announced when the order is finalized. The ...


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