Rolls-Royce announced at the Paris Air Show today that it had won an order worth around $900 million from Emirates for Trent 500 engines to power an additional 20 long-range Airbus A340s for the Dubai-based airline.
In addition, the deal also incorporates a TotalCare agreement which has been extended to cover Emirates’ entire A340 fleet.
Today’s order is made up of two A340-500s and 18 A340-600s, and Emirates has opted for the high gross weight version of the aircraft, which, like the rest of the series, is powered by the Trent 500.
The announcement takes the number of A340-500s and -600s ordered by Emirates to 26, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in September 2003. The aircraft, which form today’s order, will be delivered between 2004 and 2009.