Virgin America made big news this week becoming the launch customer of Airbus’ new NEO. Airbus was thrilled and a few observers and financial analysts grumbled the news was bad for Bombardier. David Cush, Virgin America’s CEO, explains that the CSeries was not a particularly serious competitor. The airline is far more focused on maintaining fleet commonality. So perhaps this was not really a Bombardier “loss” at all.
But then we got to talk about engines and this was very interesting. Take a listen.