Smiths Aerospace - with plants in Wolverhampton and Cheltenham - has landed a long-term contract with Rolls-Royce, worth a potential $20 million (£10.7 million) a year until 2012, for engine components on the Trent1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The engine components will be manufactured in North Carolina and Birmingham.

"We are very pleased to be associated with Rolls-Royce on their leading Trent1000 program. Our engine components business maintains technological leadership in rings, machining, and fabrications," said Dr Peter Wright, president, Smiths Aerospace Components.

Smiths content on the Trent1000 will be $200,000 per engine or more than $400,000 per aircraft.

The components include thin wall aero-engine parts.