Airbus announced yesterday that Spirit Airlines finalized an order for 30 A319s last month that along with a previous order for seven A319s and seven A321s will more than double the budget carrier's fleet. The 144-seat, two-class aircraft will be powered by IAE V2500s and deliver from October 2009 through mid-2013. Rolls-Royce said its share of the engine order is worth $200 million. Spirit currently operates 25 A319s and six A321s from its Fort Lauderdale hub, a mix of purchased and leased ...

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