Paris fuels Rolls-Royce order book

Friday, 21 June 2013

Rolls-Royce increased its order book and confirmed plans for its most advanced Trent 1000 civil engine at this week's Paris Air Show. The Group announced significant new orders and agreements worth almost $5 billion for engines and services with a number of customers including Philippine Airlines, Air France-KLM, and United Airlines.

The show followed last week's successful maiden flight of the Airbus A350 XWB, powered by the world's most fuel-efficient engine, the Trent XWB. Major orders for the Trent XWB were placed by United Airlines, Air France-KLM and SriLankan Airlines, while the market leading Trent 700 was selected by Philippine Airlines, Oman Air and Sri Lankan Airlines to power Airbus A330 aircraft.

Build of the first Trent 1000-TEN test engine for all models of the Boeing 787 will begin later this year, while Trent 1000 flight test engines have been delivered to Boeing for the first 787-9 variant. Air Lease Corporation and Transaero announced selection of the Trent 1000 to power their respective Boeing 787 fleets.

The Defence business also announced milestone deliveries for its LiftSystem™ technology, which provides the F-35B Lightning II with its vertical lift capability, while the Group also displayed a new power concept for advanced future airliners with EADS, aimed at reducing fuel burn, noise and CO² emissions.

Details and values of orders and selections announced at the Paris Air Show

Air Lease CorporationNorth AmericaTrent 1000$160m
SriLankan AirlinesAsiaTrent 700; Trent XWB & TotalCare$800m
Air France-KLMEuropeTrent XWB$1.1bn
Oman AirMiddle EastTrent 700 & TotalCare$200m
TransaeroRussiaTrent 1000 & Trent 800 & TotalCare$200m
United AirlinesNorth AmericaTrent XWB & TotalCare$880m
Philippine AirlinesAsiaTrent 700 & TotalCare$1.4bn


  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 300 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 more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 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.

Need more information?