Delta Air Lines Order Slips Out
Rolls-Royce inadvertently revealed a new order by Delta Air Lines for two Boeing 777s in its own announcement of the engine award for the contract.
Rolls says it values the Trent 892 engine order, selected to power the 777s, at more than $50 million. The aircraft will deliver in 1999, although no word was given today by either Boeing or Delta about the aircraft order.
Rolls says the two incremental aircraft increase the firm orders for Trent 800-powered 777s for Delta to 14, in addition to last November's order for the Trent 800 to power 10 firm aircraft, 20 options and 30 rolling options.
Word is circulating about two possible attempts to revive the Fokker
turboprop line. Forward Aviation, lead by a group of investors and
ex-Fokker executives from the Netherlands, is seeking to put together a
deal to produce the F50 twin-turboprop and the F60 stretched variant for
military transport, maritime and ambulance use. The company would use the
government-owned tooling to produce the aircraft.
Another group called Rekkoff Aircraft wants to produce Fokker 70 and 100
jet aircraft. A Dutch investor also heads this effort and has indicated
orders or intents for 20 aircraft. This effort is two weeks away from a
decision on whether or not to go forward.
Both groups would establish manufacturing in the Amsterdam area.
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