Rolls-Royce wins orders worth 900 million dollars

19th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

British engine maker Rolls-Royce said Monday it and its partners had won orders worth nearly 900 million dollars (695 million euros) at the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow.

The company said it secured an order worth 650 million dollars at catalogue prices from Russian carrier Aeroflot to supply engines for 11 Airbus A330-300 planes, beating out competition from US rivals Pratt & Whitney and GE.

Another order from Yemenia airlines for engines to power 10 Airbus A320 short-haul planes was worth 100 million dollars, it said.

The engines for the Yemeni carrier will be supplied by the International Aero Engines (IAE) consortium, in which Rolls-Royce partners Pratt & Whitney, JAEC of Japan and Germany's MTU Aero Engines.

Rolls-Royce said meanwhile that China Southern Airlines, one of the largest Chinese carriers, had ordered IAE engines worth 130 million dollars for 20 A320s.

Earlier Monday, rivals Boeing and Airbus announced orders for 192 short- and long-haul passenger jets worth a total of 23.3 billion dollars (18 billion euros) at Farnborough.

© 2010 AFP

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