StandardAero Hosts Rolls-Royce RB211-535 Working Together Team (WTT) Customer Conference, As First Two Engines Enter Final Assembly At San Antonio MRO Facility

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 11, 2019 – StandardAero recently hosted the 2019 Rolls-Royce RB211-535 Working Together Team (WTT) Customer Conference its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in San Antonio, TX, USA.   The event involved over 80 attendees from 20 different companies, including operators, owners and support providers from Asia, Europe, Oceana and the Americas.

Rolls-Royce uses WTT conferences to maximize coordination with its program customers on the RB211 and Trent families of three-spool widebody turbofan engines.  The events offer an opportunity for operators to gain insights into the latest product improvements and program updates, as well as to benefit from best practices relating to these widely used engine models.

StandardAero continues to ramp-up to full capability in support of the RB211-535 end-of-life engine maintenance services partnership signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018.  StandardAero this week commenced final assembly on the first two customer engines process at San Antonio, with delivery expected next month.

Under the partnership agreement, responsibility for RB211-535E4 in-service support is being transferred from Rolls-Royce’s Derby, UK location to StandardAero’s 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio.  The facility has already received FAA and EASA certification for RB211-535 disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair, assembly and test (excluding performance), and full approval is expected to follow the correlation of two RB211 engine test cells at the San Antonio facility within the next month, enabling performance test certification to be completed. 

“StandardAero is now delivering on its promise to provide RB211-535 operators with reliable go-forward support for this acclaimed engine family,” said Kevin Collins, Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Programs at StandardAero’s San Antonio facility.  “We were delighted to host Rolls-Royce and its customers for the WTT conference, which provided an opportunity to demonstrate to the RB211-535 community the investments we have made in preparing to support the global Boeing 757 fleet over the coming decades.”

Generating 40,100 to 43,100 pounds of thrust, the RB211-535E4 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 RB211-535E4 powers nearly 60% of all Boeing 757s delivered, and is expected to remain in commercial airline service until the year 2040.

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