The engine test cell is being built at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris.
This high-tech facility will enable the maintenance of large jet engines, for instance, the so-called GP7200, with which the new aeroplanes like the A380 are equipped.
This €40 million investment is to replace the existing test cell, which is too small and outdated. Upon completion, AFI KLM E&M will be able to offer an alternative service to the other aircraft manufacturers as well as reduce the aircraft downtime and the maintenance costs of aircraft fleets.
The test cell is distinguished by its technical and acoustic equipment, as well as its massive structure. The concrete walls are 1 metre thick and the floor slabs are 0.8 metres. The acoustic panels are attached with JORDAHL anchor channels JTA K 50/30.