Engine Icing Specialist from NRC Receives Prestigious Award

“I was honoured that they would even nominate me given the calibre of some of the people that they’ve put in there but I literally told him, I didn’t say he was a fool, I said he was just wasting … Continue reading

GLACIER Hosting Community Open House June 14

The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) will hold one of its infrequent community open houses at its outdoor next generation experimental jet engine test facility June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. By opening its … Continue reading

Manitoba Province Supports Expansion of Thompson’s World Class Jet Engine Test Facility

Facility Adds Jobs, Diversity and a Skilled Workforce to Thompson’s Economy   (Thompson, Manitoba)  The province is providing a $2.5 million Manitoba Industrial Program Opportunities (MIOP) loan to the Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) to support … Continue reading

Engine Testers Keep Busy Around the Clock and Throughout the Year

Passing the Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) jet engine testing facility off Highway 6 on the coldest day of winter, you might wonder what sort of test might be underway at that time. But most likely, … Continue reading

Jet Engine Testers Get Federal Funding

When it comes to jet engine testing facilities in Manitoba, the federal government is an equal opportunity funder. Lynn Yelich, the Conservative government’s minister of state for Western Economic Diversification, announced in Winnipeg on June 8 that the Global Aerospace … Continue reading

Harper Government Announces Investment to Expand Aerospace Testing in Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a Harper Government investment in the Canadian Environmental Test and Research Center Inc. (EnviroTREC) to purchase specialized equipment to improve and expand aerospace testing in … Continue reading

GLACIER Facility to Help Certify Large Aero Engines Against Icing

NRC know-how is supplying critical expertise for a new cold weather aircraft engine testing facility in Thompson, Manitoba. The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) facility is a specialized 9-metre-diameter wind tunnel that sprays super-cooled water mist … Continue reading

MDS Operating Most Advanced Turbine Engine Testing Facility in the World

MDS, through its subsidiary, MDS AeroTest, is operating and maintaining the largest and most advanced cold weather test and research facility for gas turbines in the world. The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) in Thompson, Manitoba … Continue reading

P&WC, Rolls-Royce open GLACIER ice testing facility

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Rolls-Royce celebrated the opening of their joint venture Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research in Thompson, Manitoba on Oct. 29. The new facility specializes in ice tests for civil aerospace engine certification and … Continue reading

State-of-the Art Cold Weather Testing Centre Officially Opens in Thompson, Manitoba

Thompson, Manitoba – The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Manitoba Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade today joined Rolls-Royce Canada Limited, Pratt & Whitney Canada, the National Research Council Canada … Continue reading