On Nov. 19, Rosemary Matty led a ribbon-cutting celebrating the success of a $3.6 million investment project to modernize and expand the capabilities of the nation’s largest military aircraft engine ground test facility, located at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.
This is the first of the Advanced Large Military Engine Capability (ALMEC) program projects to be completed. The success of this project required many organizations across the base to pull together as a team.
Ultimately Advanced Large Military Engine Capability will improve and modernize key Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) mechanical and electrical controls, facility monitoring systems, process air distribution and exhaust inter-cooling systems. This ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the first leg of a multi-year Test Investment Planning and Programming (TIPP) effort that began in fiscal year 2011 with a planned completion date set for fiscal year 2017.