Rolls-Royce has secured its first firm order for Russian Tupolev airliners powered by the UK group's RB211 jet engines. KrasAir, one of Russia's largest carriers, confirmed at the Moscow airshow that it was to buy 10 of the twin-engined planes, with delivery of the first aircraft due in October. The Tupolev is the first Russian airliner to fly with western engines.
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Rolls-Royce to make engines for Russia