Rolls-Royce Wins $2 Billion in Orders

Air China, Ethiopian Airlines place orders

British plane engine maker Rolls-Royce said Nov. 16 it had secured orders worth two billion dollars (1.33 billion euros) from Air China and Ethiopian Airlines.

Air China is spending $1.5 billion for Trent 700 engines for its 20 A330 long-haul jets.

Ethiopian Airlines is spending $480 million on Trent XWB for Airbus A350 planes on order.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2009

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