Dec. 15, 2014, 8:17 AM
- AirAsia X has placed a firm order with Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) for 55 A330neo jets, worth $15B at list prices, after placing a provisional order for 50 of the aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
- The purchase also translates into large order for Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEF), which is the sole engine provider for the A330neo.
Nov. 21, 2014, 3:58 AM
- Following Delta's (NYSE:DAL) $14B order for 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets yesterday, Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEY) has landed a contract to supply the engines to power them.
- The $5B contract includes Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus A350s and Trent 7000 engines to power 25 Airbus A330neo aircraft.
- Previously: Delta places $14B jet order with Airbus
Nov. 13, 2014, 7:16 AM
- Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEY) expects to complete the sale of its energy gas turbine business to Siemens (OTCPK:SIEGY) by the end of the year, paving the way for a £1B ($1.58B) share repurchase.
- The company also affirmed its full-year earnings guidance which it had lowered last month when it announced a major cost cutting drive to boost profitability.
- Previously: Siemens unveils overhaul, confirms $1.3B deal for Rolls-Royce energy business
Nov. 4, 2014, 10:21 AM
- After issuing a major profit warning nearly three weeks ago, Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEY +1.7%) now says it will cut 2,600 jobs over the next 18 months in a battle to reduce costs.
- The layoffs will mainly come from the company's aerospace division, costing £120M pounds ($192M) over the next two years, before reducing spend by around £80M once the changes have been fully implemented.
- Rolls-Royce has also promoted David Smith from aerospace finance director to become the group's CFO, replacing Mark Morris who leaves after 27 years.
Oct. 24, 2014, 4:24 AM
- Rolls-Royce (OTC:RRCEF) has finalized an initial 25-year deal to form a JV with Safran's (OTCPK:SAFRY) Hispano-Suiza unit to design and develop accessory drive train transmissions for the company's full range of future aircraft engines.
- A production plant will be built in a competitive country starting next year, with the aim of starting operations in late 2016 or early 2017.
Oct. 17, 2014, 7:50 AM
- Shares of Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEY, OTC:RRCEF) are in a deep dive in London trading after the company issued a profit warning.
- A revenue decline of 3.5% to 4.0% is now forecast for the year compared to the flat growth guidance issued by Rolls-Royce just a few months ago.
- Trade sanctions made against Russia have been a factor this year.
Sep. 1, 2014, 10:17 AM
- As the U.S. military explores ways to cut costs of its V-22 Osprey aircraft, Rolls-Royce (OTC:RRCEF) may lose its place as the program's sole engine provider.
- "The V-22 Program is continually investigating ways to reduce the life cycle costs of the aircraft," announced the U.S. Navy by email. "Knowing that more than 90% of the operational use of the V-22 is in the future, coupled with budget pressures, it is prudent to investigate alternatives to existing systems and the engine is no exception."
- Each V-22 is currently powered by two Rolls-Royce AE1107C engines.
- The U.S. Marine Corp is in the process of acquiring 360 MV-22s, while the Pentagon this fiscal year is acquiring the last CV-22s for the Air Force. The aircraft are also attracting several overseas buyers.
Aug. 1, 2014, 7:02 AM
Jul. 14, 2014, 6:38 AM
- Airbus (OTCMKTS:EADSY) has finally confirmed its newly upgraded A330neo jet which it plans to start delivering in 2017.
- As reported earlier, the new wide-body plane will be 14% more fuel efficient due to enhanced aerodynamics and larger Rolls-Royce (OTCMKTS:RRCEF) engines.
- Airbus' revamped jet seeks to rival Boeing's (NYSE:BA) 787 Dreamliner. However, while the 787 will still provide greater fuel savings, the A330neo will have a lower price tag and repair costs.
Jul. 11, 2014, 4:42 AM
- Following yesterday's report that the A330neo will be unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. next week, Airbus (EADSF) has released some specs of the upgraded commercial jet.
- The new wide-body plane will be 14% more fuel efficient due to new winglets (increasing the jet's wingspan) and larger Rolls-Royce (RRCEF) engines. The A330neo will also be able to carry more passengers and fly farther.
- Airbus states these preliminary features are still subject to change.
Jul. 10, 2014, 9:29 AM
- Rolls-Royce (RRCEF) and Eaton (ETN) will continue their Trent XWB-97 engine program which supplies turbofan engines to aircraft-maker Airbus. Under the partnership, Eaton will continue providing engine build-up solutions to manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
- “We are excited to continue our involvement on the Trent XWB engine program by providing a reliable, lightweight and technically advanced engine build-up solution for the XWB-97," says Uday Yadav, President of Eaton's Aerospace Group.
Jun. 27, 2014, 6:39 AM
- After much discussion to revamp its A330, Airbus (EADSF) is now close to a decision which will allow Rolls-Royce (RRCEF) to become the exclusive provider of the upgraded planes' new engines, CNBC reports.
- The announcement reinforces the bond between the two companies, as the current jet engine supply is also provided by rival GE (GE). The new A330neo will be a wide-body jet with new wingtips, and save up to 15% in fuel costs.
May. 1, 2014, 8:46 AM
- Iran would purchase 400 new aircraft over 10 years if sanctions were lifted, the country's top aviation official reportedly says. The country has been banned from purchasing new Western airliners since the 1970s.
- Of Iran's 250 commercial planes, about 150 are flying and the rest are "not functional" because of a lack of spare parts. The average age of the nation's commercial fleet is 22 years.
- Under the recent deal with the international community over its nuclear program, Iran is allowed to acquire spare parts and services on a limited basis.
- Companies that could benefit from Iran being allowed to buy aircraft include Boeing (BA), Airbus (EADSY), Bombardier (BDRAF), Embraer (ERJ), GE (GE) and Rolls-Royce (RRCEF).
Apr. 16, 2014, 7:50 AM
Sep. 29, 2013, 2:32 AM
- GE (GE) has obtained a $1B order to supply Vietnam Airlines with engines for a fleet of Dreamliners, with the conglomerate beating out competition from Rolls Royce (RRCEF.PK). The official signing of the deal is set to take place next month.
- The carrier is due to start receiving 19 787-9 aircraft in 2015.
Sep. 11, 2013, 9:16 AM
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