Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a $100m share of an order from Yemen Airways (Yemenia), the national airline of The Republic of Yemen, for V2500 engines to power 10 Airbus A320 aircraft.
The order includes a long-term services agreement and aircraft deliveries are scheduled to start in 2011. It represents the first selection by the airline of the V2500 and also the A320.
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 - 33,000lb thrust V2500 powers the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the A319 Corporate Jet. More than 5,500 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order worldwide.