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


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