Rolls-Royce Wins Air Engine Deal from Etihad Airways

Deal is worth $575 million

Rolls-Royce said on Dec. 23 it had struck deals to supply and service engines for Airbus planes owned by Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates worth $575 million.

The British maker of plane engines said that Etihad, the national carrier of the UAE, has chosen its Trent 700 engines to power another eight Airbus A330 aircraft.

The Airbus jets, which will be delivered between 2009 and 2011, will bring Etihad's Rolls-Royce powered A330 fleet to 24 aircraft.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2008

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