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AEDC test personnel see their work in actionAEDC test personnel see their work in action
AEDC test personnel see their work in action

Members of the AEDC Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force pose with John Kelly (center) after his retirement ceremony in front of an F-16 Block 42+ with the F100-PW-229 engine from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard. Pictured from left are 1st Lt. Benjamin Hoff, Kyle Todd, CMSgt. John Kelly, 1st Lt. Michael Parmentier and Richard Walker. (Photo Provided)
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Posted: 8/21/2015

A more efficient alternative being used to maintain AEDC turbine engine test operationsA more efficient alternative being used to maintain AEDC turbine engine test operations
A more efficient alternative being used to maintain AEDC turbine engine test operations

EcoSafe32 hydraulic fluid is being used to flush and fill the process air valve hydraulic systems at the ASTF C-Plant. This is what the inside of the valve looked like after one of the recent flushing and filtration operations. (Photo provided)
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Posted: 8/21/2015

Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDCRolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC
Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC

Performance testing on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine was recently completed in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) C-2 engine test cell at AEDC. Pictured is Eric Brumley, ATA outside machinist, inspecting the engine prior to the test. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 8/21/2015

Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDCRolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC
Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC

Performance testing on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine was recently completed in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) C-2 engine test cell at AEDC. Pictured is Eric Brumley, ATA outside machinist, inspecting the engine prior to the test. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 8/21/2015

3-D View of the New Captive Trajectory System in 4T3-D View of the New Captive Trajectory System in 4T
3-D View of the New Captive Trajectory System in 4T

The image above is a three-dimensional cutaway view of the Captive Trajectory System (CTS) recently installed in AEDC’s 4-foot Transonic wind tunnel (4T). The new CTS, used for weapons integration testing, has improved performance capacities over the original system. It is designed to carry higher loads and achieve higher angles with more accurate positioning capacities and improved reliability. The design approach took advantage of AEDC experience, as well as technology developed in the robotics industry. This new CTS will allow AEDC to perform separation testing over an expanded 4T test envelope. Several of AEDC’s test teams assisted in the design and installation of the new CTS. The CTS and enclosure was designed by the Test Systems Design Group, instrumentation and controls were designed and fabricated by the Information and Technology Group, the fabrication and assembly was accomplished by the Model Shop and installation was accomplished by the Model Shop and the 4T test crew. The complete effort was coordinated and managed by the Investments Group.
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Posted: 3/16/2015

F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiativeF135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative
F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

ATA Test Engineer Darren Carroll, pictured in front, assists as Pratt & Whitney Test Engineer Ronnie Thomas does a borescope inspection of the fan on the F135 engine. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 2/4/2015

F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiativeF135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative
F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

ATA Test Engineer Darren Carroll, pictured in front, assists as Pratt & Whitney Test Engineer Ronnie Thomas does a borescope inspection of the fan on the F135 engine. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 2/4/2015

F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiativeF135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative
F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

Aerospace Testing Alliance mechanic Jim Atkielski replaces the borescope plug following a borescope inspection of the F135-PW-100 CTOL/CV. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 1/23/2015

F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiativeF135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative
F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

Aerospace Testing Alliance Test Engineer Darren Carroll, pictured in front, assists as Pratt & Whitney Test Engineer Ronnie Thomas does a borescope inspection of the fan on the F135 engine. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)
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Posted: 1/23/2015

AEDC experiences record-breaking accelerated mission testAEDC experiences record-breaking accelerated mission test
AEDC experiences record-breaking accelerated mission test

A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine for the Conventional Take-Off and Landing version of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter completed a record-breaking accelerated mission test in the Sea Level 3 (SL-3) test cell at AEDC. Shown here is a previous test of the F135 in the AEDC SL- 3 test cell. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 11/5/2014

AEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air ForceAEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force
AEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force

Two AEDC mechanics Neil Aukeman, left, and Doug Camp, right, check one of the electrical connectors on the F100-PW-220 engine. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 9/25/2014

AEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air ForceAEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force
AEDC's accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force

Pratt & Whitney’s F100-PW-220 engine recently completed a 15-month accelerated mission test in AEDC’s Sea Level test cell 3. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)
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Posted: 9/25/2014

    

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