Rolls-Royce wins $30 million engine order

Rolls-Royce has won a $30 million order from JMC Airlines, the UK Charter Airline, to supply RB211-535E4 engines for two Boeing 757-300 aircraft.

Manchester-based JMC will be the first operator in the UK to operate the higher capacity version of the Boeing 757 and the fifth world-wide. To date, every customer for the 757-300 has selected RB211-535E4 Rolls-Royce engines. More than 1,100 RB21-535’s are in service with 50m airlines throughout the world.

JMC will operate the Boeing 757’s to a range of destinations throughout Europe from sixteen UK airports. The new aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in April 2001.

JMC will operate a 28 strong fleet of aircraft this summer including 15 RB211-535 powered Boeing 757s and six Airbus Industrie A320s powered by V2500 engines, produced by the International Aero Engines Consortium, in which Rolls-Royce is a major partner.