Nicely done by Delta and the Delta tech ops folks, again, leading the way, far ahead of the competition,
Some interesting tidbits from the article:
New state-of-the-art test cell is the first cell built by a U.S. airline in more than 20 years.
Capable of safely running a mounted, stationary engine at full power with 150,000 pounds of thrust, the cell will allow Delta to test engines that are yet to be designed or built
The airline's new test cell and engine shop open the door to next generation engine capabilities, including the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, Trent 7000 and Trent XWB and the PW1100 and PW1500 variants of the Geared Turbofan
Today, Delta TechOps leaders and employees officially cut the ribbon, opening the world's largest jet engine test cell. And while world's largest is a nice bragging right, there was immense research, innovation and thought that went into designing this state-of-the-art facility.
Full article and video below:
https://news.delta.com/why-delta-built- ... on-georgia