ATLANTA—Delta TechOps opened a $100 million test cell Feb. 21 capable of running an engine at 150,000 lb. thrust at its Atlanta facilities, which not only makes it the largest test cell in the world, according to the airline MRO, but also sets it up for the next 50-100 years because it will be capable of testing engines not even designed. For reference, each GE Aviation GE90, which powers Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR fleet, produces 115,000 lb. thrust—the highest thrust ...

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