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A new propeller test room for turboprop engines of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was presented at a press conference at the airport in Hradec Králové on 25 June.In addition to the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering prof. Michael Valášek, the event was also attended by the rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vladimír Bärtl, US Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen B. King, CEO of GE Aviation Czech Milan Šlapák, Mayor of Hradec Králové Alexandr Hrabálek and Director of Czech-American Chamber of Commerce Weston Stacey.

The propeller testing room at the Hradec Králové airport is the most modern testing laboratory of its kind in the world. Experiments with the features of the new GEAC ATP Catalyst turbojet engine are underway and will continue to be conducted here, primarily by measuring the engine's wear and tear properties so that we can adjust its simulation model according to engine age. It is the basis of an individual monitoring system with predictive maintenance, consisting in comparing the behavior of a real engine with its simulation corresponding to its age. All Industry 4.0 tools like Internet of Things, Digital Twin, Big Cloud Data, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence are used.