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  • AEDC partners with Edwards AFB to test legacy jet as part of propulsion modernization program

    A long-standing collaboration between the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards AFB and the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) through its Technology and Analysis Program is helping propulsion integration engineers quantify performance improvements of an updated version of a legacy airplane. Capt. Chuck McNiel, aeropropulsion
  • Successful first flight of F-35B Lightning II is welcome news at Arnold

    Last month's completion of the first flight of the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) version of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in Fort Worth, Texas, resonated with engineers at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). "This is welcome news and a number of us at AEDC,
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker visits AEDC test facilities

    United States Sen. Bob Corker visited the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Coffee and Franklin counties Monday. Of particular interest to the senator was the center's involvement in testing military jet engines under flight conditions using synthetic fuels. The Air Force is taking the lead to encourage development of
  • AEDC leads the way with new testing capability for smaller gas turbine jet engines

    A small, but dedicated team of engineers, machinists and craftsmen have completed a reactivation project on Arnold Engineering Development Center's T-3 engine test cell, significantly expanding the center's test capabilities. "We're very excited about having T-3 ready for test operations," said Jonathan Osborne, an Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • AEDC Honor Guard available for flag retirement services

    Two Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Air Force Honor Guard members salute an American flag while it burns during a flag retirement ceremony held at Camp Arrowhead, a Boy Scout camp on the base near Woods Reservoir. One of the honor guard's duties is to destroy unserviceable flags in a respectful and dignified manner. Community
  • New AEDC Fellows to be inducted June 25

    Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) will induct two new AEDC Fellows June 25 at the annual Fellows banquet at the Arnold Lakeside Club. The new Fellows are Dr. David Elrod and Wade Stevenson. They join 56 others selected for this honor since the program began in 1989. The AEDC Fellows Program honors individuals who have made substantial
  • Arnold munitions expert serves country on two fronts

    In 1992, Navy recruiters had Mike Brumer firmly in their sites, or so they thought. The young man liked what he heard and found the prospect of going into the specialized nuclear technical field aboard submarines hard to resist. "I qualified for the nuclear program and that looked really appetizing," he said. "I thought that would be something
  • Fighter engine fuel test ends, prepares for first flight

    The first fighter jet engine completed alternative synthetic fuel testing at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., in May. The fuel was tested on a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine, the powerplant for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in a simulated altitude jet engine test cell. The F100
  • AEDC tackles another complex store separation test from the Navy’s Super Hornet

    Arnold Engineering Development Center is the U.S. Navy's choice for flight simulation testing on the next generation of ordnance carried on board the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, according to Frank Taverna, the Naval Air Systems Command store separation lead for the F/A-18E/F, P-3, S-3, EA-6B, among other Navy aviation platforms. Taverna was part of a
  • Young technician brings safety to every aspect of life

    Justin Weibert, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) technical specialist for the safety and health group at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), is like many young adults after graduating high school--uncertain about what direction life is taking them. Weibert really enjoyed the outdoors and always wanted to try his hand at being a carpenter