Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a share of an order from Sichuan Airlines for V2500 engines to power 12 Airbus A320 aircraft currently on order. The order is worth $100 million to Rolls-Royce.
The contract includes a long-term engine service agreement for the aircraft, due to be delivered between 2011 and 2015. Sichuan’s current A320 family fleet of 61 aircraft in service and on order is exclusively powered by the V2500.
The V2500 is produced by the International Aero Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder. IAE’s other partners are Pratt & Whitney, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
The 22,000 – 33,000lb thrust V2500 powers the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the Airbus Corporate Jetliner. Nearly 6,000 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order worldwide.