Despite a slowdown in business and regional aircraft engine activity, Rolls-Royce was able to boost its order backlog and profit in 2009. However, the engine maker expects performance in 2010 to be merely flat and decline in the commercial aircraft engine side. In releasing preliminary results for 2009, Rolls-Royce says its underlying pre-tax profit reached £915 million, up 4% from the prior year, bringing the company’s year-end order backlog to £58.3 billion. Revenue topped £10.4 ...
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