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#963215 by 747G-VXLG
20 Dec 2021, 14:59
DIAZLUXO wrote:MSN2018- G-VEWR
MSN2019- UNKNOWN
MSN2025- G-VJAX
MSN2030- G-VMIX
MSN2034-G-VRIO
Unknown MSNs:
G-VBED
G-VFUN
G-VJAZ
G-VJOY
G-VMGM
G-VNHS
G-VSLY
G-VSMB
https://www.abcdlist.nl/a340f/a340f.html


Some of them disappeared off of other lists I’ve seen in the past few months, so I’m not sure whether these are all correct.
#963324 by 747G-VXLG
01 Jan 2022, 02:06
Have we got a rough timeline for the deliveries for all of the A330-900s yet?
#963349 by 747G-VXLG
04 Jan 2022, 00:26
DIAZLUXO wrote:MSN2018 G-VJAZ Test Reg: F-WWCG
MSN2019 G-VJOY Test Reg: F-WWYC


Do you mind me asking where this info come from?
#963479 by DIAZLUXO
09 Jan 2022, 20:06
Is there any news on the configs?
I would think they retain the same Economy seat in 2-4-2 and same Premium seat in 2-3-2 as the A350 but I'm not too sure about Upper. The refitted 787 should get the same seat as the A339s so the current A350 Upper seat would have to be 1-1-1 or a entirely new seat...
#963480 by ColOrd
09 Jan 2022, 23:55
My understanding is that if you look at the Delta 339 you're not a million miles away from what the VS 339 will look like.
#963481 by 747G-VXLG
10 Jan 2022, 00:21
ColOrd wrote:My understanding is that if you look at the Delta 339 you're not a million miles away from what the VS 339 will look like.


I completely agree with you on that, but I think we will see 2 different A339 configurations (business and leisure). Maybe 8 business and 6 leisure.
#963496 by LREDI
10 Jan 2022, 15:15
A DL 339 seat in VS colours with a loft type area is almost certain. Cannot see a difference in leisure/business config the routes don’t demand that. They’re direct replacement for 333, doesn’t make any sense - especially when the trend is for upwelling to W and J post pandemic.
#963504 by mitchja
10 Jan 2022, 16:46
An interesting titbit is mentioned in today’s AUS launch press release from VS


…..Virgin Atlantic will be the first UK airline to receive the A330neo aircraft which not only boasts a step change to its Upper Class Suite and social space for customers but will help transform the fleet into one of the quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky…..

#963534 by VS075
12 Jan 2022, 10:29
mitchja wrote:An interesting titbit is mentioned in today’s AUS launch press release from VS


…..Virgin Atlantic will be the first UK airline to receive the A330neo aircraft which not only boasts a step change to its Upper Class Suite and social space for customers but will help transform the fleet into one of the quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky…..



I could be reading too much into it, but I wouldn't understand the logic of fitting yet another new UCS into the A330neo's. It would mean three different types of UCS in the fleet (four if the -200's ever return) and an inconsistency of the product, something that VS was finally able to standardise upon for a few years prior to the A330s first being delivered.

What VS ought to be doing is working towards standardising on the UCS seat fitted to the A350s across all new aircraft deliveries, Loft or no Loft depending on config, and fit them to the 787s when they become due for refurbishment.
#963548 by VS0069
12 Jan 2022, 21:47
VS075 wrote:
mitchja wrote:An interesting titbit is mentioned in today’s AUS launch press release from VS


…..Virgin Atlantic will be the first UK airline to receive the A330neo aircraft which not only boasts a step change to its Upper Class Suite and social space for customers but will help transform the fleet into one of the quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky…..



I could be reading too much into it, but I wouldn't understand the logic of fitting yet another new UCS into the A330neo's. It would mean three different types of UCS in the fleet (four if the -200's ever return) and an inconsistency of the product, something that VS was finally able to standardise upon for a few years prior to the A330s first being delivered.

What VS ought to be doing is working towards standardising on the UCS seat fitted to the A350s across all new aircraft deliveries, Loft or no Loft depending on config, and fit them to the 787s when they become due for refurbishment.


(My non expert advice) I don’t think it’s so easy to standardise the offering when the actual diameter of the aircrafts are different. If VS are to put the 350 suites on the 339 I think we would see a repeat of the 333 ‘dream suite’ and we all now how that went down or the other evil being a reduction of seats in the cabin.

My expectation is whichever seat is selected for the 339 (rumoured to be the DL seat in VS colours) would be eventually fitted to the 789. However with the cash position and industry how it is that may be a way off yet. As I mentioned on a separate thread I’m also doubtful of the 333’s fully leaving as planned. VS have a lot of plan changes to work through for sure. Chomping at my popcorn eagerly to see how things unfold.
#964352 by 747G-VXLG
31 Mar 2022, 20:57
DIAZLUXO wrote:https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51944890372/in/photostream/
In this photo in the background the green fuselage piece is MSN2018 with conformation from the photographer. The first VS A330neo is in production.


Is there any confirmation on the registration for this one?
#965127 by flyingfox
23 Jun 2022, 12:23
Looks like we will get a glimpse of the new A339neo products later next month ;

The airline will also be introducing an “evolution” of its Upper Class product – together with updated premium and economy seating and new social spaces – on new A330-900neo aircraft this winter.

The new product is understood to be an upgrade on the latest iteration of its Upper Class product onboard its A350 aircraft currently in service.

Virgin has 14 A330-900neos on order – and an option for a further six – the first of which is expected to be delivered in Q4 this year.

The airline will showcase the new onboard products to customers at an event in mid-July, according to the airline’s vice president of global sales, Lee Haslett.


link to article
#965130 by jakedonson
24 Jun 2022, 01:34
flyingfox wrote:Looks like we will get a glimpse of the new A339neo products later next month ;

The airline will also be introducing an “evolution” of its Upper Class product – together with updated premium and economy seating and new social spaces – on new A330-900neo aircraft this winter.

The new product is understood to be an upgrade on the latest iteration of its Upper Class product onboard its A350 aircraft currently in service.

Virgin has 14 A330-900neos on order – and an option for a further six – the first of which is expected to be delivered in Q4 this year.

The airline will showcase the new onboard products to customers at an event in mid-July, according to the airline’s vice president of global sales, Lee Haslett.


link to article


I wonder what the new social space will be like as we currently have the loft, the booth, and the bar. From people and crew I've talked to, there seems to be a real mix of opinion of the current loft set up...
#965277 by 747G-VXLG
09 Jul 2022, 10:52
Shared on another forum:

The first A339 (MSN2018) G-VJAZ ‘Billy Holiday’ will be entering service in September.
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