Rolls-Royce Seals $1.8 Billion Contract with Air China Ltd for 20 Airbus Engines

By on Nov 22, 2010 in Business, Europe, World Comments
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Rolls Royce announced in its website on Monday, November 22, 2010 that it has won a contract from Air China to build engines for 20 new aircraft worth $1.8 Billion.

The Rolls RoyceAir China contract includes TotalCare® long-term service agreement. The global power systems company will deliver Trent XWB engines for Airbus A350 XWB and Trent 700 engines for Airbus A330.

According to the company’s website, He Li, Air China Ltd Senior Vice President, said that Air China is looking “forward to bringing the Trent XWB into service with our airline to provide us with fuel-efficient power for the A350 XWB and adding to our Trent 700-powered fleet.”.

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Rolls-Royce has now won more than $4.5 Billion worth of contracts since the start of July this year. Majority of the orders made were for the delivery of the Trent 700 for the A330. So far, the company has gained 75 per cent of all contracts for more the three years now.

Trent 700 is specifically designed for the Airbus A330. The engine offers an outstanding level of performance, delivering the best payload capacity specifically in high temperature and altitude locations like the Lhasa airport.



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