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Boeing Investment Goes Galactic

Boeing is to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic. The aircraft manufacturer has stated that the two companies will “work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies”. Virgin Galactic is a pioneer of commercial human space

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First Look Inside Virgin Atlantic’s New A350

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled three new seating concepts which will launch on the carrier’s Airbus A350-1000s this summer. The star of the show is the overhauled Upper Class suite which will adopt a 1-2-1 configuration, in a break from its

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Virgin’s ‘Flying Lady’ Retires

After 35 years’ service Virgin Atlantic is to retire its “Flying Lady” motif, which has adorned the airline’s aircraft since operations began in 1984. It is to be replaced with a “diverse range of men and women representing modern Britain”.

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Pilot’s Union Seeks Reassurances Over Flybe Deal

The British pilot’s union has requested more detail about the sale of regional carrier Flybe to a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. Together with Cyrus Capital, the firms are set to create a new company called Connect Airways which

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Virgin Orbit Completes Test Flight

Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl, N744VG (c/n 32745, ex G-VWOW), has carried out its first captive carry test flight with its flying launch pad. The specially modified Boeing 747-400 carried a 70ft (21m) long rocket under its wing as part of

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#FIA16: Airbus Nets Virgin A350 Order

Virgin Atlantic Airways has placed a $4.4bn firm order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Eight of the jets will be purchased outright with the other four leased. Virgin has selected the A350-1000 as a replacement for its remaining Boeing 747-400 and

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Virgin Galactic Goes Jumbo

VIRGIN GALACTIC unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, a Boeing 747-400, during a technical briefing for its LauncherOne small satellite launch service.  The aircraft, N744VG (c/n 32745), previously operated by Virgin Atlantic as ex G-VWOW, Cosmic Girl, will be

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