Derby-based engineer Rolls Royce has announced a major order from plane maker Airbus, in an exclusive deal for its new A330neo plane.
A new £14 million pound state-of-the-art Apprentice Academy was officially opened today by George Osbourne, at Rolls Royce in Derby.
ITV Central will later today attend the opening of the new Rolls-Royce Apprentice Academy in Derby.
Derby based Rolls-Royce has signed a deal worth $880 million to supply Trent XWB engines to United Airlines.
The engines will power ten Airbus A350 XWB 1000 aircraft.
Jacqui Sutton, Senior Vice President said: “This latest order from United Airlines for our world-leading Trent engine technology underscores our confidence in the A350-1000 and the higher thrust version of the Trent XWB which will power this aircraft.
"We are delighted that United has increased its order for the A350 XWB and we look forward to expanding our relationship with the airline.”
Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $160 million at list prices, for Trent 1000 engines to power four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The order marks the first Trent 1000 selection by the US aircraft leasing company. The Trent 1000 was the first engine to power the 787 Dreamliner into service in October 2011.
A new aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines built in Derby has embarked on its maiden flight. Airbus says the aircraft is designed to be more fuel-efficient and is more environmentally friendly.
The firm has already won orders for more than 600 of the aircraft, which has helped the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB become the firm's fastest selling engine. Daniel Hewitt reports.
Derby-based Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply engines to 50 of Singapore Airlines' Boeing Dreamliner jets in a deal worth $4 billion.
The company said its Trent 1000 engine would power 30 Boeing 787-10X aircraft to be operated by Singapore Airlines and ten 787-8 and ten 787-9 jets flown by subsidiary company, Scoot.
Singapore Airlines have selected 30 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft for its fleet which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
The engines are made in Derby and the airline has the option to buy 20 more. These may be used to power even larger aircraft.
A Rolls Royce, custom made for a prominent lady of London society, is going up for auction in Derbyshire. It comes complete with cocktail cabinet.
Watch the auction take place live here from 12.00.
Karl Martin is getting used to driving the old Rolls Royce.
This Rolls Royce from 1932 was purpose built especially for a female owner and is going up for auction in Derbyshire.
A 1932 Rolls Royce purpose built especially for a female owner is going up for auction in Derbyshire.
The Rolls Royce Sedanca De Ville 20/25 was custom made by Barkers of Kensington for a prominent lady in London society.
For the past fifty years it has lived in Duffield, once the home of Sir Henry Royce.
The current owner has kept it in perfect condition, even storing it in a heated garage!
It comes complete with a built in cocktail cabinet and scent bottle cabinet.