News A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan

The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training

Rolls-Royce signs £1.4bn contract

Rolls-Royce signed a long-term services contract worth $2.2bn (£1.4bn) with Dubai's national airline, Emirates, yesterday.

Rolls-Royce loses £56m after engine blow

Manufacturing giant Rolls-Royce today revealed a £56 million hit after the mid-air failure of one of its Trent 900 engines on a Qantas superjumbo.

Market Report: Rolls-Royce boosted by bright 2011 outlook

It looks set to be a cheerful festive period for Rolls-Royce following a torrid couple of months, as the engineering giant was tipped to enjoy a strong 2011.

Engineers to power UK growth next year

Investment Insider

Greener flying? Expect some turbulence

After safety scandals and security rows, the airline industry is trying to clean up its image with cleaner, greener engines. But it's going to be a bumpy ride, says Nick Harding

First the bangs. Then an engine caught fire. 459 lives were on the line

Report reveals frantic efforts to avert disaster on Qantas jet

Rolls-Royce faces legal action over engine failure

Qantas laid the groundwork yesterday for legal action against Rolls-Royce in the absence of a compensation deal after the engine explosion that grounded the airline's fleet of superjumbos last month.

Superjumbo heads for UK after engine replacements

The first Qantas A380 superjumbo to fly since the planes were grounded after an engine failure left Sydney for London today.

Ask the traveller: aircraft safety

We have seen concern over the A380 engines on Qantas. What about other airlines that have the same aircraft/engine combination? The travelling public need assurance that the aircraft we are flying in are safe.

Peter Hyde

Qantas to resume superjumbo flights

Qantas will resume passenger flights on its grounded superjumbo fleet, the airline's chief executive announced yesterday.

Qantas to resume Airbus flights

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will restart Airbus flights this weekend after checking their Rolls Royce engines.

Rolls-Royce powers on with £1.1bn Chinese deal

Rolls-Royce has landed a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) order from Air China – a second major deal in the last fortnight that offers a welcome respite from concerns over safety.

Superjumbo engine fire led to 'cascade of failures'

The cascade of errors suffered by an Australian airliner were described as unprecedented yesterday, as the British manufacturer of its engines struggled to cope with increasing criticism from within the industry.

40 engines need to be replaced on A380s, says Qantas

Up to half of the Rolls-Royce engines of the type that disintegrated on an Airbus superjumbo this month may need to be replaced by the three carriers in Australia, Singapore and Germany that use them, the Qantas chief executive said today.

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