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Rolls-Royce wins $230M share of Air China order


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a $230m share of an order from Air China for V2500 engines to power a total of 22 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

The contract includes a long-term service agreement, with aircraft deliveries starting in 2010.

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. More than 5,500 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order worldwide.


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