Thursday, July 12, 2012

More orders for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce won a $630 million contract with Brazil-based Synergy Aerospace to provide Trent 700 engines and long-term engine service support for nine Airbus A330s. Of the nine aircraft, six will be passenger jets and three freighters. More than 1,400 Trent 700 engines are now in service or on firm order. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 07/12/12) Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce tests airliner engines at its outdoor facility at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Miss. It's currently constructing a second facility at SSC. Previous