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Airline Garuda signs $5.75bn deal with Airbus, Rolls-Royce

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Indonesian airline Garuda has signed a 4 billion pound ($5.75 billion) deal with Airbus an Rolls-Royce to upgrade 14 A330 aircraft to the newer A330neo version of the jet.

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The deal was signed in London on the first day of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's visit to Britain, and announced by Downing Street in a statement which said it would boost Britain's economy.

The wings for Airbus planes are made in Britain and UK firm Rolls-Royce will make and service the engines for the jets.

The A330neo is a more fuel-efficient version of the Airbus A330 long-distance jet with new Trent 7000 engines from Rolls-Royce (RR.L), launched in 2014.

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