Rolls-Royce wins $30 million share of China engine order

Rolls-Royce has won business worth $30 million as its share of an order to supply V2500 engines to Air China.

The V2500 is produced by International Aero Engines (IAE), a consortium in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder. The engines will be used to power Air China’s new fleet of eight Airbus A319 twinjets.

China, a new customer for IAE, will use the aircraft on short to medium range regional routes.

As well as Rolls-Royce, IAE’s partners include Pratt & Whitney of the United States, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and Germany’s MTU Aero Engines.

V2500 powers the A319, A320, A321 and the Airbus Corporate Jetliner as well as the MD-90. Altogether around 800 V2500-powered aircraft have been delivered accumulating a total of 20 million flying hours.