A Rolls-Royce engine on Qantas Boeing 747-300. Photo courtesy of Darren Koch
Rolls-Royce has selected StandardAero to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its RB211-535E4 engines, which power Boeing 757s and are expected to stay in commercial service until 2040. StandardAero will provide these services at its facility in San Antonio, Texas, and it expects to start in early 2019.
The engine, which can generate more than 43,000 pounds of thrust will be the most powerful for which StandardAero provides these services, though President of Airlines and Fleets Peter Turner noted that the Texas facility leaves room for testing and working on engines that far exceed it.
StandardAero was founded in 1911 as an automotive engine repair shop and was purchased by Veritas Capital in 2015.