SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 13, 2022 – StandardAero’s San Antonio facility recently celebrated delivery of its milestone 100th Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine, less than two years after attaining full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capability on the engine type. The Boeing 757’s popularity within the dedicated freight industry and other markets continues to drive demand for RB211-535 MRO services and StandardAero will be inducting more than 60 engines in 2022.
StandardAero entered into a life-of-type maintenance services partnership with Rolls-Royce on the RB211-535 in 2018, under which responsibility for in-service support of the engine is being transferred from Rolls-Royce’s Derby, UK location to StandardAero’s 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio. The facility inducted its first customer engine in April 2019, and finalized test cell certification in November 2020.
StandardAero now provides comprehensive RB211-535 support services to Boeing 757 operators worldwide, servicing both program engines supported under Rolls-Royce TotalCare® programs and transactional engine events negotiated directly with customers. StandardAero’s capabilities include extensive component repair and overhaul (CR&O) offerings, plus field support services provided to operators airside in order to address and avoid AOG situations.
“StandardAero continues to deliver on its promise of ensuring reliable go-forward support for operators of the RB211-535 engine,” said James Campbell, Vice President & General Manager – San Antonio. “We have worked closely with Rolls-Royce to facilitate a smooth transition of RB211-535 support activities from Derby to San Antonio, and now provide operators and asset owners across the globe with a full range of service offerings – from module level repairs up to and including L3/L4 heavy shop visits. Our team has already established a track record of delivering engines with strong margins, and we look forward to servicing the needs of the global Boeing 757 operator base over the coming decades.”
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.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle.