LONDON (Rolls-Royce) - Rolls-Royce has won business potentially worth USD110 million as its share of an order for V2500 aero engines from Greek regional carrier Aegean Airlines.
The V2500s, produced by the International Aero Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder, will be used to power up to 26 Airbus A320 series aircraft. The order is made up of eight firm and 12 options, plus six leased aircraft. If all options are taken, the value of the deal to IAE is USD340 million.
Aegean Airlines began operations in 1999, serving major Greek destinations and other European cities. The order consists of a mix of Airbus A319s and A320s, with deliveries beginning in 2008.
The V2500, with thrust ratings from 22,000 – 33,000lb, is available for the A319, A320, A321 and A319 Corporate Jet.
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