Derby success at Dubai Airshow

Derby success at Dubai Airshow

The Emirates Airline has signed a purchase agreement for 50 Airbus A350 jets at the Dubai Airshow, exclusively powered by Bondholder Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines, designed and built in Derby, in a total deal estimated at $16 billion.

The Derby based global giant is also in the running for another huge engine order from the airline. The Dubai-based operator has a purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for which there is a choice of engine suppliers, including Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000.

Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very proud that Emirates has chosen to enhance its fleet with the A350-900 powered by our Trent XWB.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us by Emirates, which reflects the confidence they have in the performance of this engine. We look forward to this order further enhancing our partnership for decades to come.”

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