GE test center spins turbines through their frigid paces

03/22/2013 | Gizmodo Australia

A new $50 million testing center for General Electric jet engines at James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Canada, puts the turbines through a series of trials at temperatures as low as -68F. Tests are done to evaluate how well the engines deal with icing and bird strikes, and how well they perform and endure. The facility can accommodate as many as six of the giant engines that GE is currently developing.

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