Test Enclosures Overview
V ital Link’s primary business is the manufacture, construction and sustainment of aeroengine test cells, with our primary focus being the U.S. Air Force Hush House Program. Our personnel have been involved with the Hush House Program since its inception in the early 1980s, including personnel who previously worked for various Noise Suppressor OEMs: Williams Steel, Exceletech, IAC, Environmental Elements, ASE, Cullum Detuners, Techspace Aero, Cenco, MDS, Atec and others. Today, we have not only brought forward numerous technology refreshments of older systems and enclosures, but fielded at least 5 major new designs for military jet engine test.
Vital Link and the Atec companies have represented the lion’s share of innovation in military engine test for over 30 years. From subsystems packages to portable test cell enclosures to NOVEC™ fire suppression systems to the best augmentors and panels, Vital Link offers our test cell customers modernization, approved configurations and full life cycle support.
In January 2017, we joined the corporate team of Atec, Inc., the USA’s oldest test cell company. Project Management for worldwide construction erection, installation and sustainment tasks is our strength. Our combined resources can handle any aeroengine test and sustainment project. Together, our 110+ engineers are studying our test stands, enclosures and other products for continuous improvement.