Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive Warren East: He was forced to issue a profits warning on only his second day in the job and later in the year shocked the market when he admitted that he could not rule out another warning.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Rolls-Royce, which last year generated sales of £14.6 billion and is the world’s second biggest aero-engine maker, accounts for roughly 2 per cent of total UK goods exports.

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Work being carried out on a Rolls Royce  Trent XWB engine. The firm is set to outline plans for a “major restructure”. Photograph: Gary Marshall/Rolls-Royce/PA Wire

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