General Electric and the U.S. Air Force are starting tests of advanced compressor and fan rigs that will pave the way for a follow-on development and test program of full three-stream, adaptive combat engines. The rig tests, which will run for the next five months at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Compressor Research Facility at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, form a bridge to the start of a possible full development and procurement program for adaptive engines for future Air Force ...

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