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UPS SELECTS ROLLS-ROYCE TO POWER ADDITIONAL BOEING 757S

 RESTON, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- United Parcel Service (UPS) has chosen Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engines to power 10 additional Boeing 757 aircraft, Rolls-Royce announced.
 The 10 represent five options which UPS firmed up plus five new firm orders.
 The approximate firm business to Rolls-Royce exceeds $140 million and brings to 30 the number of Rolls-Royce-powered 757s UPS has on firm order.
 "We are extremely pleased that UPS has decided to increase its Rolls-Royce-powered 757 fleet," said John W. Sandford, Rolls-Royce's managing director, Aerospace Group. "The 535-powered 757 provides highly reliable, quiet performance, consistent with the requirements of a package delivery company which flies primarily at night."
 The 10 757s are scheduled for delivery in 1994 and 1995.
 More than 80 percent of 757 operators have selected the 535, which is rated at 40,100 pounds of thrust. Forty-seven carriers have ordered the twin-engine 757 with Rolls-Royce engines.
 UPS also operates the 15,400-pounds-of-thrust Rolls-Royce Tay 651 engine on 14 re-engined Boeing 727-100 Quiet Freighters. The company has firm orders to convert 30 additional 727-100s.
 Rolls-Royce, through its Aerospace and Industrial Power Groups, is a world leader in gas turbine engines for aviation, marine and industrial use; power generation; and oil and gas industry products.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Stangarone, 703-318-9002, or Dick Dalton, 703-318-9005, both of Rolls-Royce/


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