September 15, 2015
General Electric picks Manitoba capital for expansion of cold weather testing facility. The technology giant is set to pump $26 million into an expansion of its jet engine testing facility at Winnipeg's James Richardson International Airport. The GE Aviation Test Research and Development Centre sits on the north end of the airfield. Since 2011, GE has used it for cold weather testing in partnership with Winnipeg-based StandardAero. To accommodate the engine, the wind-tunnel will be completely rebuilt. The plans aren't finalized yet, but GE hopes to start testing in December 2017. GE is also looking at other testing programs for Winnipeg to make it a year-round facility.
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