Rolls-Royce demonstrates technology leadership at Dubai Air Show

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has secured orders worth more than $1bn during the Dubai Air Show, demonstrating the strength of its portfolio of advanced technology and access to growing global markets.

The Trent 700, which has the best performance, lowest emissions and least noise on the Airbus A330 aircraft, continued to win orders and passed another important milestone with delivery of the 1000th Trent 700 engine, to Cathay Pacific Airways. 

Saudi Arabian Airlines ordered Trent 700s for up to eight A330s and Garuda Indonesian Airlines ordered Trent 700s to power four A330s, in addition to the six they ordered last year.  All will be covered by TotalCareâ  long term service support agreements. Rolls-Royce has now received orders for over 1,400 Trent 700 engines.

Oman Air selected the Trent 1000 to power six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The Trent 1000, which is the quietest and most efficient engine for the 787 Dreamliner, has been selected for eight out of the last nine engine competitions and last month powered the first 787 Dreamliner commercial flight with All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Rolls-Royce also won a share of an order from Thai Airways International for V2500 engines to power five purchased and six leased Airbus A320 series aircraft, reflecting the continued market leadership of the V2500 engine. More than 4,800 V2500s have been delivered, with nearly 2,000 on order and close to 200 customers around the world.

As part of the Group’s commitment to training and education within the UAE, Rolls-Royce signed a long term leadership training agreement with The Emirates Group to provide an innovative leadership and business management programme for talented UAE National managers. Rolls-Royce also supported Futures Day, which exposes young people to the diverse career opportunities available across the aerospace industry.

Details and Values of Orders announced at the Dubai Air Show

CustomerRegion Announcement Engine Value
Saudi Arabian Airlines Middle EastEngines and TotalCare support for up to eight Airbus A330 aircraftTrent 700Up to $500m
Garuda Indonesian Airlines AsiaEngines and TotalCare  support to power four Airbus A330 aircraft  Trent 700$280m
Oman Air Middle EastEngines to power six Boeing 787 DreamlinersTrent 1000Not disclosed
Thai AirlinesAsiaA share of an order for engines to power five purchased and six leased Airbus A320 series aircraftV2500$75m
  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. 
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries.  Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research. 
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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