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Timeline of Significant Events

Timeline of Significant Events

2013

PIV Using the ARA Civil Cavity Research Rig

2012

Phase 2 of TWT Upgrade Plan

2012

60th Anniversary celebrations

2010

Phase 1 of TWT Upgrade Plan

2008

1st Production Pressure Sensitive Paint test in the TWT

2003

TWT Noise enclosure – Phase II

2002

50th Anniversary Celebrations with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

2000

Brown Boveri compressor replaced with Sulzer axial flow compressor

2000

TWT Noise enclosure – Phase I- 24hr operation for TWT

1998

Anti-surge controller for TWT Supersonic Circuit

1993

First Cryogenic model manufactured at ARA (ETW reference model)

1991

Large Scale Thrust Measuring Rig

1991

Enhanced Twin Sting Rig for TWT

1990

TWT Honeycomb flow smoother

1988

TWT Acoustic Liner

1987

Large scale propeller tests in TWT

1978

Captive Trajectory Rig

1978

MST nacelle and TPS calibration facility

1970

First test with TPS powered model

1968

Mach 7 Tunnel

1966

2-D Tunnel

1965

Mach 4 – 5 Tunnel

1958

Supersonic Tunnel

1957

First Transonic Wind Tunnel test for industry

1956

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh officially opens ARA

1952

ARA Formed and Ron Hills Appointed as Chief Executive