- Rolls-Royce said on Thursday it had secured an order from Emirates to provide its Trent 7000 engines to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft. The company did not disclose any financial details.

Under an agreement reached with the airline, the company said it would also provide Trent 900 engines for a further 14 Airbus A380s, taking the total Emirates A380 fleet powered by Trent 900 engines to 33 aircraft. This agreement superseded previous deals with Emirates for a total of 52 A380 aircraft powered by the Trent 900.

"The addition of Airbus A330-900 and Airbus A350-900 aircraft to the Emirates fleet will make the airline one of the largest users of Trent engines in the world and we look forward to continuing to support them and their customers." Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace President Chris Cholerton.

Rolls-Royce said it would provide engines for the 17 remaining Trent 900-powered Airbus A380s to be delivered to customers, including Emirates, and would support the whole Trent 900 fleet in service throughout its lifetime. Airbus has said it will end A380 deliveries in 2021.

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