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Big engine deal for Rolls Royce

ENGINE-maker Rolls-Royce yesterday won an order from Jetstar Airways, a subsidiary of Australia’s Qantas, for V2500 engines to power up to 90 new Airbus aircraft in a deal worth up to $1.2bn (£738m).

The contract includes a long-term engine service agreement for the Airbus A320 planes as well as engines installed on 40 aircraft already operated by the three Jetstar Group branded businesses, Rolls-Royce said yesterday. Jetstar selected the engine for its fleet of 50 additional aircraft, with options and purchase rights on up to 40 more.