Japanese boost for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce yesterday signed a $1bn (£620m) contract with Japanese Skymark Airlines to deliver Trent 900 jet engines for six craft. The company has also signed a letter of intent to supply Trent 700 jet engines for up to 10 A330s, which will enter service in 2014. Skymark – a new customer for the firm still reeling from allegations of corruption – is the only carrier in Japan to select both types of engine.