Key contracts go to Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has won a $36 million order for engines to power two more Boeing 757-200 aircraft for American Trans Air. The order value also includes a spare engine. The aircraft, which is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines, each rated at 40,100lb of thrust, will be delivered in September and October 1999. Rolls-Royce reports it has also won new business from Qantas Airways to upgrade the engines of the airline’s existing 18-strong fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft to the latest standard of the RB211-524, the G/H-T.