R-R rolls out Farnborough orders

RRBoeing787160The aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has announced a spate of orders at the industry’s bi-annual boastfest, the Farnborough Airshow.

In deals worth a cumulative $3bn (£1.9bn) Rolls unveiled a £160m order from Air Lease Corporation for Trent 1000 engines to power four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft; Air France-KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rolls-Royce for $1.1bn-worth of Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus A350s together with options covering 25 more A350 XWB aircraft and an $800m order came from SriLankan Airlines for Trent XWB engines to power four A350-900 aircraft and Trent 700 engines to power six A330-300 aircraft;

Oman Air ordered Trent 700 engines worth $200m to power three Airbus A330 aircraft; the Russian airline Transaero is to be provided with Trent 1000 engines for four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and signed a $200m order for Rolls’ support package for Trent 800 engines that power eight Boeing 777s already in service; and United Airlines placed an order worth $880m for Trent XWB engines to power 10 Airbus A350 XWB-1000 aircraft.

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


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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