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EMIRATES SELECTS ROLLS-ROYCE TRENT FOR BOEING 777 FLEET; TRENT ORDERS NOW EXCEED $2.5 BILLION

 EMIRATES SELECTS ROLLS-ROYCE TRENT FOR BOEING 777 FLEET;
 TRENT ORDERS NOW EXCEED $2.5 BILLION
 RESTON, Va., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce today announced a $450 million deal with Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, to supply Trent engines for its new fleet of Boeing 777s.
 Emirates, a new customer for Rolls-Royce, will use the Trent to power seven of the latest Boeing twinjets on firm order, with options on a further seven aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 1996.
 Emirates is a launch customer for the Trent 800 engine series on the long range version of the 777.
 The Trent was first selected for Boeing's new wide-bodied airliner in September when Thai Airways International announced it had chosen Rolls-Royce to power its 777 fleet.
 Emirates becomes the sixth Trent customer, Cathay Pacific, TWA, Garuda Indonesia and the leasing company ILFC having chosen the 700 series of the engine for their Airbus A330s. Today's announcement takes the number of Trents on order and option to 206 with sales to date totalling more than $2.5 billion.
 Emirates, the international airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established in 1985 to assist the development of Dubai and the UAE as a major regional trading and industrial area. The airline now has a significant network between Europe, the Gulf and Asia and has established an enviable reputation for passenger service and comfort.
 Designed to comfortably accommodate the need for growth, the Trent 800 will be certificated at 84,400 pounds of thrust in February 1995.
 It is the lightest engine for the 777 and has the coolest operating temperature. The Rolls-Royce RB211 family, from which the Trent is derived, has a proven record of high reliability and achieves lives between two and four times longer than competing engines.
 Unique Trent technology also includes the latest wide-chord fan blade which combines high efficiency with excellent resistance to foreign object damage. Rolls-Royce engines have accumulated over 5 million hours of exclusive wide-chord fan experience without a single blade failure.
 Rolls-Royce, through its main Aerospace and Industrial Power Groups, is a world leader in gas turbine engines for aviation, marine and industrial use; material handling equipment; and services to the nuclear power industry.
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