LONDON Nov 21 Britain's Rolls-Royce said
it won a $5 billion contract to supply aero engines to power 50
new Airbus planes ordered by Delta Air Lines.
Rolls-Royce said on Friday that the order for engines also
included the provision of long-term post-delivery services as
part of a "TotalCare" support package.
The engines ordered are the Trent XWB engines to power 25
Airbus A350s, and Trent 7000 engines to power 25 Airbus A330neo
aircraft. Rolls-Royce is the only supplier of engines for both
Delta's order was first reported on Wednesday and follows a
closely fought competition with Boeing, which had offered
its 787 Dreamliner.
(Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle)