Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a share of an order from China Southern Airlines for V2500 engines to power 30 Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract includes a long-term engine maintenance agreement. The value of the contract to Rolls-Royce is over $250 million.
The V2500 is produced by the International Aero Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder. IAE’s other partners are Pratt & Whitney, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
The 22,000 – 33,000-lb thrust V2500 powers the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the Airbus Corporate Jetliner. Nearly 6,500 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order worldwide.