Rolls Royce today confirmed that it had made a deal worth potentially over $500 million with Hainan Airlines Group Company Ltd. Hainan has ordered 50 Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft, which are powered by Rolls Royce AE 3007 engines. Deliveries should commence in 2007.

The announcement comes just days after Rolls Royce announced another $800 million deal with Air China which will see the airline use Rolls Royce engines in its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Like that deal this agreement also includes a long term TotalCare® services agreement.

In a statement Ian Aitken, President, Rolls-Royce Corporate & Regional Aircraft said: “This order is an important affirmation of the global potential for regional aircraft, particularly in expanding markets such as Asia.

Since the ERJ145 went into service in 1996, Rolls Royce has delivered over 1,900 AE 3007 engines to Embraer. The fleet has acquired over 19 million hours since that time.