Rolls-Royce will stand to receive approximately US$1.4 billion from the deal, based on the value of each engine. Over 1,600 units of the engines have been ordered to date.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce director, customers and services of civil aerospace, said, “We are delighted to be building on a long and successful relationship with China Southern.”
This is the airline’s first selection of the Airbus A350-900. Its fleet of aircrafts powered by Rolls-Royce engines include Airbus A330s, Airbus A380s and Boeing 757s. Last November, the carrier made a US$700 million order for ten Airbus A330 aircrafts which are to be powered by Trent 700 engines.
The airline is the world’s fourth-largest carrier, based on the number of passengers it carries. It also has the largest fleet of aircrafts and serves a total of 193 destinations.
The carrier aims to grow its fleet from 700 aircrafts to 1,000 by 2020. Its new order for 20 Airbus A350 jets, which is worth about US$6 billion, is the company’s latest order.
APMEN News, May 2017