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Grand Opening of the World’s Largest Engine Test Cell

Aero Systems Engineering (ASE) is proud to be a collaborative partner with Delta Air Lines on designing and building a state of the art 48’ engine test facility at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL). The new facility currently the world’s largest, will enable Delta to test new assortment of engines up to 150,000 pound thrust capacity. ASE during the design phase provided the full detailed design of the new test cell including the critical Aero Dynamic dimensions used for current and future engines enabling proper air flow and acoustic attenuation. The new test facility will be used in testing Rolls-Royce Trent-XWB, Trent-1000, Trent-7000, and Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan PW1100 and PW1500 engines.

In this project ASE has provided all the Special Test Equipment for the test facilities including the thrust stand (150,000 pound), mechanical packages, and acoustic bar silencers in the inlet and exhaust systems. To support the testing of the new engine mix, ASE is providing all the test adapters to enable test capabilities required in the new test cell.

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Delta’s new test cell will enable them to test a wider array of jet engines.

Aero Systems Engineering, Inc. (ASE), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading global provider of mission-critical testing and engineering services to manufacturers of jet engines and industrial gas turbines, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) providers, governments and militaries. ASE serves the aerospace and energy markets in: 1) independent testing services at its aerodynamic laboratory; 2) design and build of aerodynamic ground test facilities and equipment; and 3) design and build of engine test facilities and equipment. ASE provides products and services under the brand names AeroSystems and FluiDyne.

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