Newsletter | Vol 14 - October 2021

Purdue Aerospace District Update

Aerospace engine manufacturing giant Rolls-Royce will expand its already large footprint at Purdue, thanks to a new commitment among the university, the Purdue Research Foundation and the company. Read more

A first-of-its-kind in the U.S. facility to test hypersonic technologies will be constructed in the Purdue Aerospace District adjacent to the Purdue University campus, already a hotbed for hypersonics research and aerospace technology developments. Read more

The dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University says the newly-announced Hypersonic Ground Test Center at the Purdue Aerospace District will "create jobs and knowledge together" in the area of hypersonics. The facility will be operated by an independent, nonprofit consortium of industry members and hosted by Purdue. Dean Mung Chiang, who also serves as executive vice president of Purdue, says combining the facility with Purdue's own $41 million Hypersonic Applied Research Facility and Rolls-Royce's recently-announced test center will make the university the epicenter of hypersonics research. Read more

SAAB's West Lafayette facility celebrated its grand opening on October 13. The multimillion-dollar facility, located in the Discovery Park District adjacent to the Purdue campus, supports production of the U.S. Air Force's next-generation T-7A jet trainer. When at full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 300 people in the West Lafayette facility. Read more