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Rolls-Royce's biggest order ever for Trent 900 engines

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 enginesRolls-Royce has secured its largest ever order for its Trent 900 engines.

The deal with Emirates, worth $9.2bn (£6.12bn), will see the group's engines power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft that will enter service from 2016.

Rolls-Royce chief executive John Rishton said: "The success of Emirates over the last 30 years has been extraordinary; this is in no small part thanks to the exceptional leadership of Sir Tim Clark.

"Rolls-Royce has been proud to have been part of this success, powering Emirates aircraft since 1996. We are delighted that Emirates has again placed its trust in our technology, with the biggest order in our history."

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, added: "Rolls-Royce is a key partner for Emirates and we have been impressed with its commitment to continual improvements in the economic and operational performance of the Trent 900.

"These improvements have been decisive factors in our selection of the product for 50 of our A380s. Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe."

The Trent 900 engine first powered a commercial A380 aircraft in 2007 and is now used by operators on more than 70 planes.

Chamber Chief Executive George Cowcher said: “This is very good news, not just for Rolls-Royce and Derby, but for the East Midlands economy as a whole.

“Today’s announcement sends out a very clear message about the current strength of UK manufacturing and shows the level of confidence that has returned to the global economy, not just in manufacturing but also in tourism and business travel."