US Airways chooses Trent 700 engines for up to 30 A330-200

US Airways has chosen Trent 700 engines to power up to 30 Airbus A330-200 twinjets. The value of the new business is approximately $2 billion and includes two long-term TotalCare services agreements for the Trent 700 and RB211 engine fleets. The A330 order comprises engines for 15 firm and up to 15 additional aircraft.

This is the latest in a series of engine orders placed by US Airways since mid-2007. In June the airline announced firm orders for 22 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft powered by Trent XWB engines with a value of approximately $1.8 billion, including a TotalCare agreement.

In December, the airline selected the V2500 engine to power up to 153 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Rolls-Royce is a leading shareholder of International Aero Engines, the manufacturer of V2500 engines, and its share of the V2500 order is approximately $400 million.

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