Rolls-Royce has won a share of an order from
China Southern Airlines for V2500 engines to power 30 Airbus A320
The contract includes a long-term engine
maintenance agreement. The value of the contract to Rolls-Royce is
over $250 million.
The V2500 is produced by the International Aero
Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior
shareholder. IAE’s other partners are Pratt & Whitney, the
Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
The 22,000 – 33,000lb thrust V2500 powers the
Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the
Airbus Corporate Jetliner. Nearly 6,500 V2500 engines are in
service or on firm order worldwide.
The Paris Air Show is being held this week at Le
Bourget near the French capital, Paris.
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