Our land plot in Japan has been sanctified according to the traditional Japanese ceremony of Jichinsai (literally means ‘pacification of the grounds’) which is always performed before the construction of a new building.
A part of construction, which our engineers nicknamed ‘trousers’, assembled at the factory.
The construction contract between FlyStation Japan and construction company Nippo has been signed, and Nippo has begun site work on the plot.
Our partner EVG Group has finally produced the first axial fan: 3.5 metres in diameter with a 400 kilowatt electric motor.
The acceptance tests have surpassed all our expectations. Extremely quiet, solid and efficient – these fans are set to become an essential part of the success of the TT45V1 wind tunnel.
Our engineers have just completed acceptance of the fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) contraction. The part meets our very strict requirements and is ready to be painted and installed in a building. This particular contraction will be installed in the wind tunnel in Tokyo.
A building permit has been obtained from the Tokyo city authorities.
A tender to select a construction company is now underway.
The second set of sample profiles for the aluminium turning vanes has arrived.
Tunnel Technologies engineers continue to work hard to achieve the highest possible levels of efficiency.
The first samples of an extruded aluminium profile for the turning vanes have arrived from one of the biggest extrusion machines in the world.
The samples look very impressive. Our engineers are checking their dimensions for any deviations and will provide the manufacturer with precise instructions on how to adjust the production process, if needed.
The first plastic moulds have been produced and are now ready for inspection. They will be used to produce all further tunnels of the same model (TT45V1) and, possibly, other models too. This is why we are paying so much attention to their quality and precision.
Failure is not an option here.
The city authorities have approved the plans for the construction of the wind tunnel. We are in the process of preparing construction drawings.