Turbine Truck Engines Announces Successful Assembly and Alignment of 6th Generation Prototype
Paisley, Florida | April 4, 2011
Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (“TTE”) (OTCQB: TTEG), announces that the assembly and initial pre-test alignment and runs have been successfully completed for its 6th Generation prototype DCGT engine. TTE took delivery of the parts on March 9th. Since that time the engine has been undergoing assembly and pre-test checks at the Gas Turbine Laboratory at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
"The engine assembly is coming along really well. All parts are within tolerance and the fit is excellent," commented Dr. Magdy Attia, TTE's Chief Technical Officer. "This new prototype is a considerable improvement over the previous generations in terms of material selection, design of the flowpath, and clearances," said Michael Rouse, TTE's President and CEO. Preliminary alignment checks and pre-test dry runs have been conducted to verify running clearances, which are considerably tighter than predecessor prototypes. All results show the engine is assembled as designed with no issues. The engine will be disassembled for a final inspection. Full scale testing is scheduled to commence in the next few weeks.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (www.erau.edu) is the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University partners with private and public entities to assist in developing solutions. Embry-Riddle has residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, as well as a Worldwide Campus dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults worldwide.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation among schools without doctorate programs. Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is the largest in the nation.
About Turbine Truck Engines, Inc.
Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is a technology company focused on the development, manufacture, and testing of its new energy efficient and environmentally friendly engine which will be distributed in the United States and abroad. Intended for use in the transportation and power generation sectors, the engine can utilize any fuel that can be gasified (gasoline, diesel, propane, natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol or LPG) or fuel mixture, yet needs little or no coolant, lube oil, filters, or pumps. Its unique, lightweight turbine design has few moving parts, significantly reducing maintenance costs. The innovative cyclic detonation process produces a near-complete combustion of fuel-oxidizer mixtures, resulting in greater fuel economy and fewer harmful exhaust emissions. For more information concerning Turbine Truck Engines, Inc., visit www.ttengines.com.
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