ministeryelichToday, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for WesternEconomic 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 Manitoba.

The federal investment of more than $5 million allows EnviroTREC to develop the technologies and skills needed to evaluate and certify the next generation of large aircraft engines. Work will include aerospace engine design validation and the testing of green aerospace engine emissions and alternative fuels.

Envirotrec’s partners, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce will invest a further $7 million into this project at the Glacier site in Thompson, Manitoba. Project completion is set for May 2013, followed by a short commissioning period.

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