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Rolls Royce Emirates order 'will secure jobs across UK'

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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:

Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe.

– Emirates president Sir Tim Clark

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.

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Emirates engine deal 'biggest in Rolls Royce history'

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.

– John Rishton, Rolls Royce chief exec.

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 plans to cut over 200 jobs in Scotland

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to cut more than 200 jobs in Scotland. Credit: Anthony Devlin / PA ARCHIVE IMAGES

Rolls-Royce plants in Scotland will be losing more than 200 jobs under plans announced by the engineering giant for a worldwide cutback.

The company said 187 posts would go at its facility in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, and another 31 jobs would be lost from its East Kilbride plant.

The cuts follow an announcement by the firm in November last year that 2,600 jobs will be cut worldwide over an 18-month period as part of restructuring of its aerospace division.

A Rolls-Royce spokeswoman said: "We have identified a requirement to reduce the headcount at our Inchinnan manufacturing facilities by approximately 90 during 2015 and 97 during 2016.

"We have also identified a requirement to reduce the headcount at our East Kilbride facility by 31 during 2015.

"It is never an easy decision to propose reductions in our workforce and we will look to meet this requirement by voluntary means wherever possible. We will also explore all mitigation including redeployment to other sites and are offering full support to employees who are impacted by the changes."

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