Computer rendering of the A320neo in Virgin America livery. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Virgin America, which operates a fleet of CFM56-5B-powered A319s and A320s, selected CFM's next generation Leap-X engine to power 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft it has on order with deliveries beginning in 2016, becoming the first to choose the CFM offering for the re-engined narrowbody. The previous three engine selections on the A320neo were for Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G geared turbofan (ATW ...

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