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Rolls-Royce ‘regrets’ Qantas Trent 900 blow-out

Rolls-Royce ‘regrets’ Qantas Trent 900 blow-out

27 June 2013 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has offered its support the conclusions of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report into the failure of a Trent 900 engine on board a Qantas Airways Airbus A380 on November 4th, 2010. Colin Smith, director engineering & technology, Rolls-Royce, said: “This was a serious and rare event which we very much regret.”

Rolls royce wins $200m order from Oman Air

Rolls royce wins $200m order from Oman Air

20 June 2013 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Oman Air, worth $200 million at list prices, to deliver Trent 700 engines to power three Airbus A330 aircraft. The order also includes long-term TotalCare service support.

Rolls-Royce expands Heathrow operations

Rolls-Royce expands Heathrow operations

16 March 2012 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has started construction of a new London Heathrow Service Centre that will provide specialist maintenance and support services for commercial aero engines. When fully operational, the new facility will employ up to 80 people, with 40 transferring from the existing Rolls-Royce Heathrow facility, which it will replace.

Rolls-Royce inks $500m Saudi Arabian Airlines deal

Rolls-Royce inks $500m Saudi Arabian Airlines deal

14 November 2011 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Saudi Arabian Airlines, worth up to $500m, to provide engines and TotalCare support for four Airbus A330 aircraft already announced and four options. These aircraft, which are due to enter service from 2013, will be in addition to Saudi Arabian Airlines’ existing fleet of eight Trent 700 powered Airbus A330s, and will bring the total of Trent 700 powered A330s in the fleet to sixteen.

Rolls-Royce sells IAE share to Pratt & Whitney

Rolls-Royce sells IAE share to Pratt & Whitney

14 October 2011 Airline News

Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have announced a restructure of their participation in IAE International Aero Engines, which produces the V2500 engine for the A320 family of aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Rolls-Royce will sell its equity and program shares in IAE to Pratt & Whitney for $1.5 billion.

Rolls Royce motors ahead on strong engine sales

Rolls Royce motors ahead on strong engine sales

1 August 2011 Airline News

Rolls Royce has reported an increase in profit before tax of 28 per cent in the half year to June 30th. The group – which dominates the aviation engine market in Europe – earned £595 million for the period, or 23.9 pence per share, up from £465 million a year earlier.

Paris Air Show: Rolls-Royce signs $2.2bn deal with TAM Airlines

Paris Air Show: Rolls-Royce signs $2.2bn deal with TAM Airlines

20 June 2011 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has been among the early winners at the annual Paris Air Show, with the global power systems company concluding a to $2.2 billion contract with TAM Airlines of Brazil. The deal will see the Derby-based manufacturer provide Trent XWB engines for Airbus A350-XWB aircraft on order with the airline.

Qantas jumbo in engine shutdown

Qantas jumbo in engine shutdown

20 May 2011 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has faced its second scare within a week after a Qantas Boeing 747 bound for London was forced to shut down an engine and return to Bangkok Airport. The pilot noticed “vibration and high temperatures” in one of four engines. But the plane, carrying 308 passengers, landed safely.

Rolls Royce bounces back with Asiana A380 deal

Rolls Royce bounces back with Asiana A380 deal

17 March 2011 Airline News

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Asiana Airlines which will see the engine maker provide Trent 900 engines to power six Airbus A380 aircraft. The deal is the first of its kind since the explosion of a Trent 900 engine on a Qantas operated Airbus A380 in 2010.