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An engineer checks the condition of a Trent 100 engine during testing. The test looked at the engine in icing conditions at altitude for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) compliance, Icing certification testing at simulated altitude conditions is a capability unique to AEDC, especially for high airflow engines like the Trent 1000.
Altitude testing at AEDC helps put Trent 1000 through paces of first flight
Simulated altitude testing on the Trent 1000 jet engine recently completed at Arnold Engineering Development Center helped prepare the engine for its first flight test Tuesday. Rolls-Royce officials described the maiden flight of the Trent 1000 jet engine aboard a 747 test bed aircraft as "flawless." The Trent 1000 high-bypass turbofan engine is
0 6/07
2007
Julie and her husband, Dr. Alan Hale, prepare to rappel down the fact of El Capitan, a 3,000 foot vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Dr. Hale is an Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) analysis engineer at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. ATA is the support contractor for the center. (Photo provided) Engineer goes over the edge for adventure
In 2004, Alan Hale was rappelling down the sheer face of El Capitan, 1,000 feet down with 2,000 more to go - his life in the hands of his family, who helped rig the system. Dr. Hale looked down, sweat starting to form on his brow, but he was at ease. In fact, he was having the time of his life. His family and some close friends had hiked a total of
0 6/07
2007
The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard.  The mission of the band is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting. The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, numerous State of Tennessee Governors Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 21 states, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.  The ability to offer a wide variety of musical programming is a source of great pride for this premiere unit of the Tennessee Air National Guard.  Concerts typically include traditional concert band pieces, military marches, patriotic selections, jazz, rock and country western selections. Air Force 60th anniversary concert scheduled
In honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary, the Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains will perform on the lawn at the Security Federal Savings Bank in downtown McMinnville, Tenn., Wed., June 27 from 6-8 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public. As part of the show, there will be a special recognition of veterans and current
0 5/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo AEDC summer tours begin
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is offering people throughout the United States the opportunity to visit the flight simulation test facilities at Arnold Air Force Base. AEDC is home to the world's most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities. The test center hosts distinguished visitors from all over the
0 5/23
2007
Arnold Engineering Development Center's Brian Roebuck stands next to a column of limestone in a large chamber in Cedar Ridge Crystal Cave near South Pittsburg, Tenn. The photograph was taken by his wife Lynn, an avid nature photographer and active member of the local chapter of the National Speleological Society. Roebuck and his wife had a cave millipede named after them for their assistance in cave conservation and species identification. It is called millipede genus P. roebuckorum. (Photo by Lynn Roebuck) Arnold employee explores, protects underworld vistas
Brian Roebuck is in a tight spot - only his upper body, arms and head sticking out of a narrow, slippery stone passageway. It isn't the first time and it won't be the last. Minutes later, he's worked himself free and stands in total darkness for a few seconds in a silent world totally devoid of any natural light. Seconds later, his wife Lynn and a
0 5/23
2007
Machinist Larry Phipps at the Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center loads a foam projectile into an 86-foot-long rectangular barrel used to conduct impact testing for the Space Shuttle Return to Flight program. Tennessee playing a role in shuttle Return to Flight
The United States Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), located at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee, played an important role in supporting NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight program will culminate with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery as early as July 13. Following the break up of Columbia during re-entry in February
0 5/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo JSF wraps up testing in 4T prior to next phase
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) recently finished a testing series on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) weapons store separation in the center's 4-foot transonic wind tunnel (4T). Most of the JSF weapons separation tests have been conducted in AEDC's 4T due to its unique capabilities and AEDC personnel's
0 5/23
2007
A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, one of two engines slated to power the F-35 Lightning II, undergoes altitude testing at AEDC. AEDC is conducting a multi-year test program worth approximately $200 million in several test facilities for variants of the F135 engine. Joint Strike Fighter F135 engine in Arnold Engineering Development Center's J-2 Test Cell

0 5/23
2007
ATA’s Matt Wilson, quality office, performs an “as received” inspection of an Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, a power plant for the A380 Airbus commercial airliner, currently undergoing icing tests in the center’s ASTF C-2 test cell. Icing tests continue for Airbus A380 engine certification
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is currently performing a series of icing tests on the Engine Alliance (EA) GP7200 engine for the Airbus A380 commercial airliner. The EA is a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and Pratt & Whitney. The prime objective for this particular test series is to get Federal
0 5/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tunnel 9 completes Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle testing
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1 (HTV-1). The Falcon initiative is a joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air
0 5/23
2007
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