Rolls secures £2.5bn Dreamliner order

RRTrent1000-300Britain’s blue-chip aero engine maker Rolls-Royce has been selected by Singapore Airlines to power 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with Trent 1000 engines. The order is worth $4bn (£2.5bn).

Thirty Boeing 787-10X aircraft will be operated by Singapore Airlines and another 20 aircraft – 10 Boeing 787-8 and 10 Boeing 787-9 – by the airline’s subsidiary, Scoot.

Singapore Airlines and Scoot currently operate a total of 88 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, with 88 more on order.

Jonathan Asherson, Regional Director, South East Asia, Rolls-Royce, said: “Singapore Airlines, and SIA Engineering Company, have been core components of our strategic relationships here that now include major services and manufacturing activity, technology acquisition and training.”

The Singapore Airlines order for the Boeing 787-10X is conditional on Boeing formally launching the programme.

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.

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About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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