Shaft Engine Test Cells



Vital Link personnel have extensive experience in the design, installation and commissioning of turbo-shaft / turbo-prop engine test cells for a variety of engine manufacturers and users in numerous locations worldwide.

Including engines by:


  • RR
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Turbomeca
  • GE
  • Honeywell
  • Allison

Project experience ranges from modification and upgrade of existing facilities to providing new state of the art facilities as a “Turnkey” contract. Our expertise includes:


  • Full "Turnkey capability"
  • FADAS™ data acquisition and control system
  • Engine throttle systems
  • Dynamometer, flywheel, torque measurement and test stand
  • Engine handling systems
  • Fuel storage, metering and distribution
  • Engine starter systems
  • Air systems
  • Cross-calibration and certification services
  • Acoustics - intake, exhaust and silencing systems
  • Civil engineering design

Our turboshaft facilities include our electronic throttle systems which provide accurate stable control to the engine under the full range of test conditions.

In addition to the above facilities, Vital Link capabilities and past experience includes other commercial and military acoustically treated test facilities. This includes facilities to support testing of, Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) and Accessory Drive Gearboxes (ADGs).