Rolls-Royce says wins $360 mn service contract with Etihad

21st June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways on a $360-million-dollar (250-million-euro) long-term service contract.

The agreement extends service on the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines on 20 of Etihad Airways' Airbus A330 aircraft and adds another four planes.

The contract also includes performance enhancements to 30 of the engines to increase fuel efficiency and reduce pollution, said Rolls-Royce.

"This is an extension of a long term partnership between Etihad and Rolls-Royce, which will result in greater fuel efficiency and cost savings," Etihad chief executive James Hogan said in a statement.

© 2011 AFP

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