Rolls-Royce wins $5 billion order from Delta

Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:31am EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce (RR.L: Quote) said it won a $5 billion contract to supply aero engines to power 50 new Airbus (AIR.PA: Quote) planes ordered by Delta Air Lines (DAL.N: Quote).

Rolls-Royce said on Friday that the order for engines also included the provision of long-term post-delivery services as part of a "TotalCare" support package.

The engines ordered are the Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus A350s, and Trent 7000 engines to power 25 Airbus A330neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce is the only supplier of engines for both aircraft.

Delta's order was first reported on Wednesday and follows a closely fought competition with Boeing (BA.N: Quote), which had offered its 787 Dreamliner.

(Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle)

A Rolls-Royce logo is pictured on an Airbus A380 engine during the International Air and Space Fair at Santiago international airport, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado