British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce announced Monday that it had won a lucrative engines contract from Scandinavian carrier Norwegian in a deal worth $2.7 billion.
“Rolls-Royce has won an order from Norwegian for Trent 1000 engines ... for 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft,” the company said in a statement, adding that the deal included long-term service support.
The contract also includes servicing for another 11 leased Boeing 787s that have yet to enter service.
“This decision further develops our relationship with Rolls-Royce and we look forward to operating aircraft powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000,” Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said.
Norwegian also has options for a further 10 aircraft which, if confirmed, would be powered by the Trent 1000 engine.
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