StandardAero’s San Antonio facility has delivered its milestone 200th Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine.
The achievement comes less than five years after the facility inducted its first powerplant.
StandardAero provides RB211-535 MRO services to support the global fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft operated by cargo and passenger carriers worldwide.
In 2018, StandardAero and Rolls-Royce began a life-of-type maintenance services partnership on the RB211-535, under which StandardAero supports customers worldwide from its 810,000 sqft facility in San Antonio for the life of the programme.
The facility inducted its first customer engine in April 2019, finalising test cell certification in November 2020.
Generating between 40,100 and 43,100 pounds of thrust, the RB211-535 powers the Boeing 757, operated 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 to the 757’s popularity with cargo airline operators.
James Campbell, vice president and general manager of StandardAero’s San Antonio facility, said: “Redelivery of our 200th RB211-535 engine is a testament to the technical excellence and customer focus of our San Antonio team.
“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’s RB211-535 support services to Boeing 757 operators worldwide includes extensive component repair and overhaul (CR&O) offerings, used serviceable material (USM) management, workscope optimisation, and field support services provided to operators airside to address and avoid AOG situations.