BA contract nets Rolls-Royce $320m

British Airways has placed a follow-on order for Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines to power up to eight additional Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

The deal, which involves four firm aircraft, plus four options, is potentially worth $320m at engine list prices.

Maintenance of the engines involved in today’s announcement will be covered by an extension to the airline’s existing TotalCare agreement, administered by Rolls-Royce.

British Airways already operates 16 Boeing 777s, also powered by the 95,000lb thrust Trent 895.

According to Rolls-Royce, the Trent 800 beats levels of emissions required by latest international environmental legislation by up to 80 per cent, and has the lowest levels of NOx on the Boeing 777-200ER. It has a 43 per cent market share where it competes on the 777.