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Derby based Rolls-Royce signs deal worth $880 million

The engines will power ten Airbus A350 XWB 1000 aircraft

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.”

Engine order for Rolls-Royce

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.


Rolls-Royce engine powered plane on maiden voyage

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.


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Rolls Royce custom made for female owner

Rolls Royce fit for a Lady Credit: Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers

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.

Reporter Deborah Hadfield travels in style Credit: ITV News Central
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