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  • 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
  • Additive Manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC

    Additive manufacturing (AM), a process commonly known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC. AM typically uses a computer, 3-D modeling
  • F-16 Service Life Extension Program a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

    An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.
  • Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

    You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group. Tilley, along with several members from throughout Air Force Materiel Command, AFMC Support Equipment Program Office and Research Lab, descended on Edwards AFB to test out a new
  • F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

    The F-35 Integrated Test Force, based at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, has completed more than 65,000 test points, 9,200 test flights, and six major test aircraft detachments on board L-class and Nimitz class carriers on both U.S. coasts.
  • Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

    The 418th Flight Test Squadron is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week. The Air Force wants to see if the Replacement Head-Up Display (RHUD) can supplant the legacy display with a newer, more capable version. For the three-week test, the C-17 Integrated Test Team installed RHUDs on an Edwards C-17 for a
  • Test Support and Tunnel 9 teams to complete first remote installation of original AEDC data system

    A team effort between personnel at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, and Arnold Air Force Base recently facilitated the replacement of the 20-year-old Tunnel 9 system used to record, process and display test data.Last month, Tunnel 9 completed the final installation and necessary sign-offs for its new Enterprise Data
  • AEDC T-11 engine test cell modified to expand its capabilities

    The AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base has been enhanced to perform a wide variety of research tests in addition to its primary role of testing small engines in a direct-connect configuration.The Air Force Project Manager for upcoming technology tests in T-11, Joshua Osborne, explained that one of the largest benefits is that this
  • President nominates Schaefer for second star

    President Donald Trump nominated Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, for promotion to the rank of major general. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Feb. 7 the names of dozens of general and flag officers who were nominated for promotion by the president. Schaefer has served as commander of the 412th TW and Edwards Air
  • Sustaining the Ogden ALC, F-16 relationship

    Though Hill’s operational F-16s have departed, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex continues to sustain and fly one of the world’s most widely recognized and widely used fighter aircraft ever to take to the skies, with ongoing regeneration, depot-level maintenance and modifications on C and D model F-16s.
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