Emirates began construction on a new 6,000-sq.-m. jet engine test facility at a site near Dubai. The facility, which was designed in cooperation with General Electric International, is due for completion in January 2007. Once finished, it will house a 13-m. cross-section jet engine test cell and an APU test cell and will be capable of testing engines of up to 150,000 lb. thrust, including Rolls-Royce Trent 500s/700s/800s, GP700s and GE90-115Bs. TAT Industries finalized its acquisition of ...

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