StandardAero has received FAA approval for acceptance testing of the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 at its MRO facility in San Antonio, Texas.
This certification, which followed a test cell correlation effort undertaken in partnership with the engine manufacturer, marks StandardAero’s attainment of full capability on the RB211-535, in support of the life-of-type maintenance services partnership signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018.
Under the partnership agreement, responsibility for RB211-535 in-service support is being transferred from Rolls-Royce’s Derby, UK, location to StandardAero’s 810,000 square-foot facility in San Antonio.
StandardAero’s RB211 team had already received FAA and EASA certification for engine disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair, assembly and test, and correlation of the San Antonio facility’s RB211 test cells now enables engine performance testing to be completed on-site, prior to engine redelivery to customers.
The RB211-535 powers nearly 60% of all Boeing 757s delivered and is expected to remain in commercial airline service until the year 2040.