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ROLLS-ROYCE WINS $200M ORDER FROM OMAN AIR
Rolls-Royce has won an order from Oman Air, worth $200m at list prices, to deliver Trent 700 engines to power three Airbus A330 aircraft. The order also includes long-term TotalCare® service support.
The Trent 700 is the market leading engine for the Airbus A330, and has won 70 per cent of new orders over the last four years.
Salim Al Kindy, Chief Technical Officer, Oman Air, said: "Our evaluations found the Trent 700 to be the best solution for our fleet expansion. The engine will provide market-leading environmental performance, with low emissions, noise and fuel burn. Rolls-Royce TotalCare provides us with the ability to maximise aircraft availability and manage servicing cost."
Andrew Harper, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Customers - Civil Large Engines, said: "Oman Air is an important Middle East customer and we are delighted it has once again shown its commitment to our products and services."
The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330. Rolls-Royce has more than 1,400 Trent 700 engines either in service or on order.
Oman Air currently operates seven Airbus A330 aircraft, all powered by Trent 700s.
Notes to Editors:
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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