The 2,500-square-foot turbine engine lab supports the AMS 274 Aircraft Turbine Powerplants and Systems course. It provides the space and tooling for students to overhaul small turbine engines. This includes work benches, precision measuring instruments, and special tooling required for Lycoming T-53 turboshaft engines and Westinghouse J-34 turbojet engines. 

Turbine Engine Lab

The 2,500-square-foot turbine engine lab supports the AMS 274 Aircraft Turbine Powerplants and Systems course. It provides the space and tooling for students to overhaul small turbine engines. This includes work benches, precision measuring instruments, and special tooling required for Lycoming T-53 turboshaft engines and Westinghouse J-34 turbojet engines.

All of the T-53 and J-34 engines in the lab are operational. Working in crews, students will be assigned to one of the engines that they will disassemble, inspect, and reassemble. Each engine is then run in one of two turbine engine run cells to verify proper operation.

The lab also contains a variety of other turbine engines that are used for various projects during the course. These include a GE CF34 turbofan, Pratt and Whittney JT8D turbofan, CFM International CFM56 turbofan, and Allison 250 turboshaft engines.