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  • F100 now on display at Arnold AFB Engine Test Facility

    A monument to the longstanding relationship between Arnold Engineering Development Complex and the F100 engine now stands outside of the Engine Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base. A static display of the engine was installed outside of the ETF in late 2019. This coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first operation at Arnold AFB involving
  • Painting a piece of history

    Jonathan Finn paints part of a TF-30 engine that is on display in front of the Engine Test Facility, Aug. 9, at Arnold Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett) (This image has been altered by obscuring a badge for security purposes.)
  • January marks 60th anniversary of turbine engine testing for AEDC J-1 engine test cell

    The AEDC J-1 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base has reached is 60th year providing altitude testing for medium and large turbine engines.The first facility constructed at AEDC for the testing of turbine engines was based on equipment and operation of a German facility that was moved to the U.S. after World War II.“This facility, known as the
  • AEDC Turbines team shows its dedication to meeting customer’s testing needs

    AEDC craftsmen and engineers recently demonstrated their skill and dedication to overcome several obstacles when completing a recent series of turbine engine tests in the Engine Test Facility, or ETF. Maj. Mike Knauf, operations officer of the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force, explained that a busy test schedule was planned for early summer,
  • Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

    Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of a high-bypass engine in the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing at Arnold.According to Doug Hodges, test engineer with the Propulsion Combined Test Force, free jet testing at C-2 is typically
  • AEDC Spotlight: AEDC Turbines CTF Lead Operations Engineer recognized for exemplary support during complex engine test

    A Lead Operations Engineer of one of the AEDC jet engine test cells at Arnold Air Force Base is applauded for his support during the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) core program.According to Scott Grigsby, an Aeropropulsion test cell supervisor at Arnold Air Force Base, Ryan Allen’s “thoroughness
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