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Rolls-Royce Wins $2.7 Billion Contract from Norwegian

The engines will be used in 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and the contract includes servicing for another 11 787s that aren't yet in the air.

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.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2016

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