Rolls-Royce wins $2.2 bn Brazil engine order

20th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Monday it had won an order worth $2.2 billion (1.5 billion euros) to supply its Trent XWB jet engines to power the Airbus A350 long-haul planes bought by Brazil's TAM airlines.

The contract includes engine maintenance work over a period of 12 years on the 27 A350s ordered by TAM.

The Trent XWB is a new specially designed engine, offering 25 percent better fuel efficiency compared with its predecessors, Rolls-Royce said in a statement at the Paris International Air Show.

The latest deal brought the number ordered to more than 1,100 with 36 clients, providing work through to 2020, it added.

© 2011 AFP

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