TurboShaft and APU Engine Test Cells

For almost 80 years, we have been instrumental in building test cells of varying sizes and shapes, suitable for use with almost every type of aircraft engine, including TurboShaft and APUs. While our focus is largely on developing specialized systems and components, we offer full turnkey management and construction for our customers so they have a seamless experience. We work with the best-of-the-best partners in the industry to deliver comprehensive, well-built test cells and a wide range of specialty solutions and components for every aspect of the facility.

Complete Systems + Solutions / Consistent Results

At Swanda, we’ve been in the business for long enough to know how to create and optimize every part of the Turbofan Test Cell and have a deep pool of partners to rely on when needed. 

We create Turbofan Test Cells of every size — small, medium and large scale facilities — and work with every type of engine manufacturer.

Every aspect of Turbofan Test Cells are unique given the environment and operators needs are different, however there are fundamental systems that can be created, customized and installed to work for each location.

Component + Systems Design

Wether you need a new component / system or are needing an upgrade, we can design, engineer, create and install whatever you need. We build stand-alone systems as well as systems to integrate with your existing systems and control centers.

New Builds

For your new build, we can offer you everything from design to fabrication and installation. To meet your needs, we can build small, medium, or large test cells. We work with all engine manufacturers. To make sure you have a complete turnkey solution, we enlist the help of our established, reliable partners as needed.

Disassembly & Relocation

From disassembly to transportation, delivery, and re-installation, we can take care of all of your moving-related needs.


We have an extensive in-house fabrication team and state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate large-scale construction and factory assembly demonstrations. We utilize computerized fabrication equipment for accuracy and seasoned master welders to ensure top-quality and timely completion of projects. We can manufacture diverse shapes of heavy parts in a variety of metals, including carbon steel, 300 and 400 series stainless steel, Inconel, Hastelloy copper, duplex steel, Monel 400, Alloy 20 and aircraft Alloys.

Construction & Installation

Reduce the amount of time needed for site installation while maintaining quality by having your fabricator handle the assembly. Swanda provides field installation services for all of our constructed projects, regardless of size or complexity, to ensure a seamless process from beginning to end. Working with our own construction and installation crews or together with select partners, we can coordinate onsite installation and service agreements with a single point of contact to assist our customers in completing the project more efficiently.

Upgrades, Repairs & Maintenance

Our field team can assist in all of your onsite needs, from inspection through repairs and upgrades. We typically start with an on-site evaluation. Repairs and upgrades can include full construction and installation crews as needed. We also provide preventative maintenance and inspections to help avoid the need for larger repairs.

Increase Quality and Performance while Reducing Supply Chain Related Delays and Installation Issues

Our extensive in-house team and facilities that can accommodate large-scale construction and factory assembly demonstrations.


Consistency, Precision and Quality Control

Our goal is to deliver a high-quality product on time and within budget to all of our customers. To ensure consistent quality results, Swanda has invested heavily in hiring, training, fabrication procedures, and independent monitoring.

Compliance with stringent U.S. Navy tolerances and specifications have developed a culture of careful attention to detail, supplemented by a range of certifications including specialized processes such as weld-spatter control, thermal management, corrosion prevention, ultra-precision fabrication, and high-performance welding processes. Our welding quality control is optimized for the detection of issues such as thermal stress and small debris.

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