November 6, 2018 / 4:28 AM / a month ago

China Eastern Airlines signs $1.5 billion deal with Rolls-Royce

FILE PHOTO: Passengers check in with China Eastern Airlines at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

BEIJING (Reuters) - China Eastern Airlines said on Tuesday it had signed a 10.13 billion yuan (1.12 billion pounds) engine and maintenance agreement with Rolls-Royce.

The deal, signed during China International Import Expo in Shanghai, is for the 20 Airbus A350 jets China Eastern has ordered in 2016, it said in a statement. The first one is scheduled to be delivered this month.

Reporting by Brenda Goh, Stella Qiu and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Stephen Coates

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