By Daniel Hunter

Rolls-Royce has won a £6.2 billion contract to supply engines for 50 Emirates Airbus A380 super-jumbo airplanes.

Emirates president Sir Tim Clark, said: "Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe."

The deal will come as a huge boost to Rolls-Royce which has struggled over the past year with a number of profit warnings.