Virgin Atlantic, with operating bases, in the U.K., at Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport, is a British air carrier founded in 1984. It was announced that on July 11, Virgin Atlantic made a $900 million deal for Rolls Royce Trent engines for 12 of the airline's Airbus A350 aircraft. Hannah Davies, Inside MRO, reported that 50% of Virgin Atlantic's aircraft will be replaced over the next six years. The 12 A350-1000 aircraft will replace the 747-400s and A340-600s by 2019, James Pozzi, Inside MRO, reported. Over the last decade, the airline has increased its fleet size by 21%. Its six Airbus A340-300s have been eliminated, but 10 Airbus A330-300s and 12 Boeing 787-9s have been added. Slide over the graphic to see more fleet details.
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