Rolls-Royce And American Airlines To Dissolve TAESL

Rolls-Royce and American Airlines have confirmed plans to dissolve their engine joint venture (JV) Texas Aero Engine Services (TAESL).

Rolls-Royce and American Airlines have confirmed plans to dissolve their engine joint venture (JV) Texas Aero Engine Services (TAESL).

The JV was established in 1998 to work on engines including the Tay 620/650, RB211, and Trent 800, but demand for work on those engines has fallen in the last ten years.

The Tay engine left American’s fleet completely in 2004 and RB211 work is declining as aircraft from American’s 757 fleet are retired.

Simon Burr, chief operating officer for civil large engines at Rolls-Royce, said the JV was no longer “commercially viable.”

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