Powering over 500 Boeing 757 aircraft around the world
There are over 1100 RB211-535 engines in service today
60 per cent of Boeing 757 operators have selected RB211-535 engines
RB211-535 engines have logged over 63 million flight hours and over 24 million cycles of highly reliable service by December 2012
In service with more than 40 operators
The world's most reliable large turbofan
High time on-wing engine has completed 42743 hours without a shop visit
Sole Western powerplant available on the Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft
The three-shaft architecture, first introduced on the RB211-22B, allows an engine to have fewer stages giving a shorter, stiffer structure. This technology allows the rotors to run to their optimum speeds thereby reducing the need for compressor variable guide vanes.
The RB211-535E4 has the lowest combination of in-flight shutdown rate and shop visit rate in the airline industry, a factor that has resulted in the RB211-535E4 being the airlines first choice to power the Boeing 757. The RB211-535E4 achieved the world record for on-wing life without removal for over 40,000 hours over nine years in operation. This is equivalent to 18,000,000 miles flown, or 37 return trips to the moon. It stays on wing almost twice as long as any other engine on the airframe.
Through the Rolls-Royce concept of family designs, the RB211-535E4 was upgraded with Phase 5 combustor technology from the 04 HP (high pressure) module developed on the Trent® engine family.
The RB211-535E4-powered Boeing 757 is the quietest airliner in its class, meeting both Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 limits with a large margin, allowing it to power aircraft in and out of airports with strict local noise limits.
This coupled with Phase 5 combustion technology makes the RB211-535E4 the most environmentally friendly engine for the Boeing 757 and the Tupolev Tu-204.
The RB211-535 is a three-shaft high-bypass-ratio engine.
Six-stage HP compressor
Single annular combustor
Single-stage HP turbine
Single-stage IP turbine and a three-stage LP turbine