Rolls Royce has won a £6.1 billion order from airline Emirates for Trent engines to power 50 Airbus A380 super-jumbos, the two companies have announced.
The £6.1bn deal for Rolls Royce to supply 50 engines to Dubai-based airline Emirates is the largest order in the history of the aero-engine giant, its chief-executive has announced.
Rolls-Royce chief executive John Rishton said:
We are delighted that Emirates has again placed its trust in our technology, with the biggest order in our history.
In a huge boost to UK industry, Rolls-Royce will provide Trent engines which will power 50 Airbus A380 super-jumbos that will enter service from 2016.
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Perkins Engines in Peterborough is to create about 175 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13 million Government grant.
Perkins has turned around its fortunes, after making hundreds of staff redundant in 2009 as profits struggled during the recession. The company exports off-road diesel engines to buyers worldwide and will use the money, secured through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to develop low-carbon technologies for running diesel engines.
"This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications.”
Perkins Engines in Peterborough will create nearly 180 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13million Government grant.
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