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  • 30-Jun-2008 08:29 EDT

Virgin Atlantic issued a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls-Royce for Trent 1000 engines to power its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The order is for Trent 1000s to power up to 43 Boeing 787s and consists of 15 firm aircraft plus eight options and a further 20 purchase rights. The companies also announced they are forming an environmental partnership to pursue reductions in carbon emissions. The environmental initiative between Rolls-Royce and Virgin Atlantic will aim to identify further opportunities to reduce aircraft fuel burn through enhanced engine performance.

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