Friday, February 21, 2014

RR test stands go nonstop

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Engine testing at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Testing Facility has been going nearly nonstop since the ceremonial ribbon was cut in October. The test stand, the company's second at this South Mississippi NASA facility, represents a $50 million investment, and Rolls-Royce is still filling the last of the 35 jobs the new test stand created. "Ever since the grand opening we've had one or two engines running pretty much nonstop," said Anthony Woodard, the facility's general manager. The site here is the company's only outdoor engine test site. The first stand opened in 2007. (Source: Mississippi Business Journal, 02/21/14)