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Tuesday 25 July, 2000

Rolls-Royce PLC

Agreement Signed

Rolls-Royce PLC
25 July 2000


FARNBOROUGH 2000

ROLLS-ROYCE SIGNS TRENT 600 AGREEMENT WITH BOEING

Rolls-Royce announced today that it had signed an agreement with Boeing to
offer the proposed Trent 600 engine on developments of Boeing 747 and 767
aircraft. The agreement is subject to launch conditions being met.

John Cheffins, Managing Director - Airlines, said: 'The agreement extends a
long and valued partnership with Boeing. Development of the Trent 600 will
once again feature the use of Trent family technologies which allow us to take
a cost-effective, low-risk route.'

The Trent 600 is the fifth member of the Trent engine family to be announced
by Rolls-Royce. It will cover a band of thrust from 68,000lb to 72,000lb and
will offer an identical engine for the new 747 and 767 models.  With a 102
inch diameter fan utilising latest generation 'swept' wide-chord blades, the
Trent 600 will also incorporate a range of technologies drawn from its Trent
family lineage. 

Trent family background:
* The Trent 700 entered service on the Airbus Industrie A330 in 1995 and has
won almost 40 per cent of the market on the twinjet. 
* The Trent 800, which entered service in 1996, is the market leader on the
standard Boeing 777 with a 44 per cent share. 
* The Trent 500, the only engine available on the ultra long-range Airbus
A340-500/-600 airliners, begins commercial service in 2002. 
* The Trent 900 is being offered on the high capacity A3XX, due to begin
revenue service in 2005.

For all Rolls-Royce news and images at Farnborough 2000, visit our website:
www.rolls-royce.com

For more information please contact:
Rolls-Royce Press Centre
Stand G1, Hall 4
Farnborough International Air Show
Tel:  01252 380654       Fax: 01252 380382
17:00 20 July



                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                              

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