Rolls-Royce has begun to recover from recent travails following the confirmation of lucrative contracts with Air China and TAM Airlines. The British engine manufacturer has been under the spotlight in recent weeks, following the emergency landing of Qantas Flight QF32 in Singapore.
Human ingenuity may have been all that saved Qantas Flight QF32 earlier this month, according to the Australian and International Pilots Association. The Airbus A380 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after one of its four Rolls-Royce engines disintegrated on takeoff.
Plans are being drawn up to replace as many as 40 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines on Airbus A380 aircraft around the world, according to Australian airline Qantas. The superjumbos have come under the spotlight in recent weeks following an engine failure on Qantas Flight QF32 which forced the aircraft into an emergency landing in Singapore.
Rolls Royce has isolated a single component it believes is responsible for problems with its Trent 900 engine. Engine failure on a Trent 900 was responsible for an emergency landing by A380 Qantas flight QF32 on November 4th in Singapore, with the British manufacturer launching an investigation.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Rolls-Royce announced today that they have reached a suitable and amicable resolution to the lawsuit regarding the Mermaid pod-propulsion system on Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium-class ships.
Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, today announced it has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its new Airbus fleet of 10 A330-300s. The aircraft are due for delivery from early 2011.
Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has defied the deteriorating economic climate by reporting a pre-tax profit of £880m for 2008, up 10 percent, and its order book growing 21 percent to £55.5 billion.The Derby-based aerospace giant said it was too early to say what effect the downturn would have, but predicted profits in 2009 would be similar to those in 2008 and that underlying sales would rise.