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At the announcement of today's multi-billion pound order for Trent jet engines from Rolls Royce, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said:
The order will secure jobs across Rolls-Royce's supply chain which stretches from Bristol in south-west England to Scotland. It will not create any new jobs, however.
Emirates also say that the deal further supports trade ties between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
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:
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.
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.