Virgin Atlantic A340 Retirement: The Latest

Following the retirement of the Virgin Atlantic A340 fleet this past weekend, I’ve received another couple of nuggets of info from a source within VS:

  • The fleet has most definitely retired for good – this is not a soft retirement
  • The three A340’s that were in service are now at Gatwick undergoing end of lease maintenance
  • Their next stop will be Tarbes in France to be broken up
  • As of yesterday, 9th March all A340 simulator licence checks have been terminated
  • All current Virgin Atlantic A340 flight crew will be put on to A350 conversion courses imminently.

Bit of a brief update, which hopefully will provide some interest.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340

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