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    BBC News Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

    Emirates has ordered Rolls-Royce to supply engines for its super-jumbo fleet Rolls-Royce has received its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for 50 Emirates A380 planes.
    It will be the first time the engineering giant has made engines for the Gulf carrier's super-jumbo fleet.
    The news boosted Rolls-Royce's [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] after a year of profit warnings.
    Emirates said the deal gave further support to trade ties between the UK and the United Arab Emirates and would have a "significant economic impact".
    Announcing the deal in London, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said: "Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe."

    Rolls Royce currently employs 24,500 people in the UK. No new jobs will be created as a result of this deal.
    Final assembly of the engines will take place in Singapore.


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    Default Re: Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

    6 billion deal and still no new jobs in the UK! Sri Lanka must be having a party...

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    Default Re: Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

    50 planes * 4 Engines = 6bn now that's good business ;-) I am sure there is more to it than that.

    I did watch a programme on the Rolls Royce plane engines and they all monitored in real time when they are used in flight etc

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