Rolls-Royce signs £335 million deal with supplier
DERBY aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce has signed a £335 million deal for parts to make its Trent engines.
The company, which has its civil aerospace division in Sinfin, has signed the agreement with Sheffield-based Firth Rixson.
It will see Firth Rixson supply “seamless rolled rings”, which will be used in Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB, Trent 1000 and Trent 900 engines.
The firm will supply the components from 2015 to 2022, as Rolls-Royce ramps up production on all three engines.
Firth Rixson chief executive David Mortimer said: “The agreement solidifies the strategic relationship that we have with Rolls-Royce and reflects the continual support and strength that Firth Rixson show for Rolls-Royce in light of the growing demand for aircraft engine production.”