Air China is negotiating with Rolls-Royce to set up a Trent 1000 overhaul shop that would serve all Chinese users of the engine, raising the possibility that the carrier is close to placing a second order for the aircraft that the turbofan powers, the Boeing 787. As part of the deal, Air China would buy Trent 1000s for 15 787-9s that it already has on order, say two industry officials. The talks are probably close to conclusion because Air China’s 787-9 deliveries may begin as early as ...
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