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.
Rolls Royce has opened a £50 million engine service centre at Heathrow Airport.
The new building will be able to maintain up to 13 of the firm's Derby-built Trent engines at any one time. 60 engineers will be based at the site which is bigger than the football pitch at Wembley.
Rolls-Royce has today congratulated Airbus on the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft.
The landmark plane, delivered to Malaysia Airlines, is powered by the firm's Trent 900 engines.
Malaysia Airlines’ first A380 entered into service in July 2012 and the airline has ordered six A380 aircraft in total – all with Trent 900 engines.
The Rolls-Royce engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with in 2007, and is currently in service with six global travel providers.
Rolls-Royce has a plant in Ansty, Warwickshire, where it employs around 800 people.
The Airbus A380 is considered the worlds largest aircraft.