(Reuters) – Rolls-Royce said it had won a $9.2 billion (6.12 billion pounds) order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai’s Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company after a torrid year of profit warnings.

It is the first time the Gulf carrier has ordered Rolls-Royce engines for its superjumbo fleet, the rest of which is powered by Engine Alliance, a joint venture of General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.

The deal was confirmation of what sources had told Reuters on Thursday.

The contract includes a long-term “Totalcare” package, which means Rolls-Royce will also provide service and maintenance to Emirates for the Trent 900 engines.

source: ibtimes


  1. Emirates Airline has selected Rolls-Royce engines for the first time for its A380. It has now secured more than 50% market share on the aircraft, in addition to being selected by the majority of A380 customers.Emirates Airline has to date placed 140 orders for the aircraft. The airline is yet to receive 81 A380 aircraft.