Midlands-based Rolls-Royce is to benefit after aircraft maker Airbus yesterday signed a letter of intent with Hawaiian Airlines for the purchase of six A350 and six A330 aircraft.
Airbus said it would begin deliveries of the former in 2017 and the latter in 2012.
Rolls-Royce is to supply its Trent XWB engines for the A350s and Trent 700s for the A330s. The value of the business to Rolls, at engine list prices, is about £223 million.
The first Airbus aircraft in the Hawaiian Airlines fleet will operate on its Pacific network, between Hawaii, nine western US cities and three in the South Pacific. Meanwhile the marine power arm of Rolls-Royce said it had won a £20 million deal to supply steering gear and deck machinery to Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific.
The contract, Rolls' largest to date with Sinopacific, covers 34,000-118,000 dwt bulk carriers and 16,500 cubic metre capacity liquid petroleum gas vessels.
The first equipment will be delivered in the first half of 2009.
Bjorn Johnsen, vice president of sales and marketing for Rolls' marine division in Greater China, said: "This order takes us to a record in China this year, with contracts for more than 700 ship sets of steering gear and to 300 ship sets of deck machinery."