In a historical announcement (refer to this link for the press release), Rolls-Royce will receive a new engine order for new Emirates’ Airbus A380 worth an estimate €6.1 billion (US$9.2 billion).
This is the largest ever deal for Rolls-Royce’s Trent 900 engines designed specifically for the Airbus double decker. The engines are also used on the same aircraft from British Airways (BA), Lufthansa German Group (LH), Singapore Airlines (SQ) and Qantas Airways (QF).
The order including installation and long term maintenance will be slated for the next 50 Airbus A380s ordered at the Dubai Air Show in 2013 with first delivery sometime in 2016.
This is a big win for Rolls-Royce is Emirates continues to be the biggest operator with the most order of the A380. This will also facilitate the company to work with Airbus in designing engines for the stretched version of A380 (should a business case exist).
Alternatively given the lack of A380 orders besides Emirates. This could be a problem for the GE/PW program. For the time being, they are still responsible for maintenance programs sold around the world.