Standard Aero approved to carry out testing on the Rolls-Royce RB211-535


The Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine has been FAA-approved for acceptance testing at the StandardAero MRO facility in San Antonio, Texas, US

This new agreement between the two engineering companies will see StandardAero takeover in-service support of the RB211-535, the engine that powers nearly 60 per cent of all Boeing 757s – a typical choice of the commercial airline.

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. 

“StandardAero is now delivering on its promise to provide RB211-535 operators with reliable go-forward support for this acclaimed engine family,” said Roger Ross, President, Airlines and Fleets. “As a result of the significant investment made by StandardAero in this new capability over the past twenty months, we have now set-up all of our production rate ready work cells and are continuing to ramp-up inductions following successful customer audits. Thanks to the support of Rolls-Royce, we now have full capability on the RB211-535 to service the needs of the global Boeing 757 operator community over the coming decades.”