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GLACIER Facility to Help Certify Large Aero Engines Against Icing

NRC know-how is supplying critical expertise for a new cold weather aircraft engine testing facility in Thompson, Manitoba.
The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) facility is a specialized 9-metre-diameter wind tunnel that sprays super-cooled water mist into the world’s largest aircraft turbines. This recreates operating conditions that can cause unusual internal icing, allowing engineers and researchers to monitor them. Pratt & Whitney Canada and Rolls-Royce Canada are the principal owners of the state-of-the-art facility, while NRC and other research bodies are contributing their expertise.
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