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GE to expand Winnipeg’s engine testing facility

General Electric Co. is refurbishing its airplane engine testing facility in Winnipeg with a $26-million investment that will include rebuilding a wind tunnel.


September 23, 2015
By The Globe and Mail

The company first opened an engine test facility at Winnipeg’s airport in 2011, but in its first years it focused mainly on cold weather conditions – certifying engines for their icing performance. Last year, an upgrade was begun to allow it to work year-round, so it can also test engines when hit by birds, dust and hail, and perform endurance testing. | READ MORE