(The Herald Journal, by Kevin Opsahl) – Step inside the jet engine test cell at Utah State University, and once you close two thick doors, you’ll notice much of the outside noise has dissipated.
This is for good reason: to muffle the deafening sound of a jet engine ideal for a T-39 Sabreliner.
“It does shake the building a little bit,” said Jordan Kington, a senior aviation major.
For a quarter century, the jet engine test cell has provided sufficient training experience — even with outdated technology — for USU’s aviation technology maintenance students. But only recently did it receive some technological upgrades that could help not only the students and faculty, but a major company that relocated to Logan to take advantage of unique business opportunities...