StandardAero 200th Rolls-Royce Engine

StandardAero 200th Rolls-Royce Engine
RB211 at the Technik Museum Speyer with no front cowls

StandardAero’s San Antonio facility recently celebrated delivery of its milestone 200th Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine, less than five years after inducting its first powerplant.  StandardAero provides RB211-535 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in support of the global fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft, serving the needs of cargo and passenger operators worldwide.

StandardAero entered into a life-of-type maintenance services partnership with Rolls-Royce on the RB211-535 in 2018, under which StandardAero is fully committed to supporting customers worldwide from its 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio for the life of the program.  The facility inducted its first customer engine in April 2019, finalizing test cell certification in November 2020, and is currently accepting bookings for 2024 induction slots.

“Redelivery of our 200th RB211-535 engine is a testament to the technical excellence and customer focus of our San Antonio team,” said James Campbell, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero’s San Antonio facility.  “StandardAero continues to expand its RB211-535 capabilities, including the addition of new regional certification approvals, and our recent introduction of CFM International LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B capability at the San Antonio facility will further extend our ability to support the cross-fleet MRO needs of operators worldwide.”

StandardAero provides comprehensive RB211-535 support services to Boeing 757 operators worldwide and its capabilities include extensive component repair and overhaul (CR&O) offerings, used serviceable material (USM) management, work scope optimization, plus field support services provided to operators airside to address and avoid AOG situations.

Generating 40,100 to 43,100 pounds of thrust, the RB211-535 powers the Boeing 757, which is flown by many of the world’s major airlines, with half of the fleet in service in North America.  The RB211-535 powers nearly 60% of all Boeing 757s delivered and is expected to remain in commercial service until the year 2040, thanks in large part to the 757’s popularity with cargo airline operators.