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Jet engine testing facility a catalyst for innovation

Very interesting article about a jet testing facility in Winnipeg. Here’s a quick snippet of the article but i’d definitely recommend the read:

“The facility covers more than 11,000 square metres and boasts a state-of-the art wind tunnel designed to test gas turbine jet engines up to 381 centimetres in diameter at up to 150,000 lbs. of thrust under temperatures as low as -22 C. Seven fans rated at 250 horsepower apiece can blow 2,800 pounds of cold air per second at 100 kilometres per hour at test engines, spraying thousands of litres of water that can freeze across engine parts on contact.”

I’d love to visit the place! Here is the article itself: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/06/26/jet-engine-testing-facility-a-catalyst-for-innovation/?elid=post30