2008

Thursday, 3 April 2008 Civil

Sichuan Airlines selects Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power its first twin-aisle aircraft

Rolls-Royce announced today that Sichuan Airlines has chosen Trent 700 engines to power its fleet of three leased Airbus A330-200 twinjets from AerCap. The order includes a long term TotalCare® services agreement.

Monday, 31 March 2008 Energy

Rolls-Royce wins Cogen contracts to power paper plants in Portugal and Spain

Rolls-Royce has received two new contracts from paper manufacturers in Spain and Portugal for RB211 aero-derivative gas turbine-powered electrical generating sets to be used in co-generation plants. The units are also covered by ten-year TotalCare® service agreements.

Thursday, 27 March 2008 Defence

Rolls-Royce welcomes ‘Landmark’ airtanker contract: Trent engines and support worth £700M

Rolls-Royce welcomes the Ministry of Defence’s award of the £13 billion contract to the AirTanker consortium for the UK’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) Private Finance Initiative programme.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008 Energy

Rolls-Royce wins $73M Petrobras contract for new Brazil offshore platform

Rolls-Royce today announced a new order from the Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras, for an additional four gas turbine power generation packages valued at $73 million for use on a new offshore platform.

Thursday, 20 March 2008 Defence

GE Rolls-Royce fighter engine team completes F136 high-altitude tests

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has successfully completed a high-altitude afterburner testing program at the US Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee, including common exhaust hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce underlines commitment to Vietnam's Marine Industry through MoU with Vinashin

Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of marine power systems and services, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) in Hanoi.

Friday, 14 March 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce and US Airways announce engines and services business

Rolls-Royce announced today that US Airways has chosen Trent 700 engines to power up to 30 Airbus A330-200 twinjets. The value of the new business is approximately $2 billion and includes two long-term TotalCare® services agreements for the Trent 700 and RB211 engine fleets.

Friday, 14 March 2008 Civil

Egyptair selects Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and TotalCare for additional A330s

EgyptAir has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power an additional fleet of up to eight Airbus A330s, due for delivery from 2011.

Friday, 14 March 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce wins breakthrough contract for China's offshore support vessel market

Rolls-Royce has won a £58 million contract to deliver design and equipment systems for two of the world's most advanced offshore support vessels - a first for the Chinese market.

Thursday, 13 March 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce presents BR725 engine to power new Gulfstream G650

Rolls-Royce today announced its fourth new engine programme in a year with the introduction of the BR725.