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#954267 by Hurricane86
13 Feb 2020, 20:29
From a VS Captain on Instagram, the next 4 A350-1000s to be delivered are to be registered/named as follows:

G-VDOT “Ruby Slipper”
G-VRNB “Purple Rain”
G-VTEA “Rosie Lee”
G-VBOB “Soul Rebel”

Source @captainchris on Instagram.
#954451 by mattyp
24 Feb 2020, 22:41
According to a thread on another site, VS #5 (MSN71) had its maiden test fight around 2 weeks ago.

Another frame (VS #7) has just rolled off the production line.
#958511 by Silver Surfer
17 Dec 2020, 20:13
DIAZLUXO wrote:When do you think G-VBOB will be delivered and will she be in the leisure config.
Towards the end of next year and she will (along with the remaining A350 orders) be in leisure config.
#958512 by DIAZLUXO
17 Dec 2020, 23:19
Silver Surfer wrote:
DIAZLUXO wrote:When do you think G-VBOB will be delivered and will she be in the leisure config.
Towards the end of next year and she will (along with the remaining A350 orders) be in leisure config.

THANKS MATE
#958718 by G-VFLY
05 Jan 2021, 12:29
A/C 8 - G-VBOB 'Soul Rebel'
A/C 9 - G-VLIB 'Lady Emmeline'
A/C 10 - G-VWHY 'Delilah'
A/C 11 - G-VNVR ' Wendy Darling'
A/C 12 - G-VELJ 'Benny Jet'
#959105 by mitchja
24 Jan 2021, 17:38
There’s an interesting article on TPG about how G-VDOT was delivered from Airbus without any Upper Class seats which where then installed at LHR by VS, Safran & AIM engineers.
#959974 by DIAZLUXO
08 Mar 2021, 10:30
They would have to rename an A339 to make way to use the reg unless they want to convert a fifth lease option with ALC to an order.
#959975 by 747G-VXLG
08 Mar 2021, 10:32
DIAZLUXO wrote:They would have to rename an A339 to make way to use the reg unless they want to convert a fifth lease option with ALC to an order.


It is being used on an A350. Virgin have confirmed it on social media pages. Unless they are getting another A350, they will have to scrap one of the registrations.
#959980 by 747G-VXLG
08 Mar 2021, 20:29
After reading through virgin’s blogs it looks like this is what order the A350s will be delivered:
G-VLIB MSN 492
G-VEVE MSN 507
G-VWHY MSN 513
G-VELJ MSN ???
G-VNVR MSN ??? Due in time for the summer 2022 season.

Based on the fact that virgin are saying LIB and EVE will be the next 2 delivered, it looks like G-VBOB will not be used (may be transferred to an A339).
#959981 by DIAZLUXO
08 Mar 2021, 21:10
All the articles I have read said that G-VLIB would enter service in April 2022 and I would imagine G-VEVE would be delivered around that time also?
#959982 by 747G-VXLG
08 Mar 2021, 21:13
DIAZLUXO wrote:All the articles I have read said that G-VLIB would enter service in April 2022 and I would imagine G-VEVE would be delivered around that time also?


That would make sense for MSN 492 as parts are built but not even put together.
I do think if they scrap one registration it should be G-VBOB as to me it seems the weakest one out of them all.
#960049 by 747G-VXLG
12 Mar 2021, 20:01
I was reading an article earlier about the planned configuration for the leisure fleet. It was saying that there were only plans to have 4 rows of upper class, then 7-8 rows of premium behind the loft all between doors one and two.
My first thought was, I didn’t think the A35K was that big.
Does anyone think all of that would fit, or would this just be more fiction circulating?
#960050 by mitchja
12 Mar 2021, 20:45
I can’t see any reason why that would not work as there are 11 rows in Upper Class in the LHR config. See the current LHR A350 seat map below:

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Whilst this is only very roughly done…..if you measure the length of the Premium cabin front to back from the first row to the back row with 7 rows and put that in front of loft that still only takes you to approx row 6 of Upper Class so by the time a cabin divider is fitted that still easily leaves 4 rows for Upper Class which would be 16 seats and 56 Premium seats if there are in fact 7 rows.
#960425 by ColOrd
06 Apr 2021, 18:17
747G-VXLG wrote:Virgin may be getting a 13th A350. MSN would be 599. Registration and name unknown.


What is the source on this?
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