The North American Trisonic Wind Tunnel, which North American Aviation opened in 1956 in the aerospace industrial sector of El Segundo south of Los Angeles International Airport, is nearing the end of its run. North American's successor, Rockwell, donated the tunnel and the 3.5 acres it sits on to the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998, which has been renting it out ever since. The current lease, to Triumph Aerospace Systems, expires in September. UCLA will sell the acreage.


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