October 3, 2012
New AFI KLM E&M engine test cell now on stream
AFI KLM E&M officially announced the entry into service of its new engine test cell facility located at Paris-CDG airport. Following a series of certification trials, designed to verify its parameters and proper operation, the test cell is now in use on GE90-94 and GE90-115 jet engine types. The new test cell has already been EASA and FAA approved. Although for the time being the test cell is in use for GE90-94 and -115 powerplants, it will shortly become operational for a wide array of engines, notably including CFM family engines (from the end of this year) and GP7000 powerplants (2014). It will also provide a test capability for all the engines powering the future generation of aircraft. From 2013, over 300 engines will be tested using this new facility, including over 100 Very Big Engines (VBE).