New Aerospace And STEM Exhibit Opens Downtown

INDIANAPOLIS — The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust – Allison Branch is reopening the James A. Allison Exhibition Center at a new, modern downtown Indianapolis location. The nearly 6,000 square foot facility, located at the Rolls-Royce Meridian Center office, 450 S. Meridian Street, will see a collection of jet engines and other equipment made in Indianapolis that power today’s and yesterday’s aircraft — including engines that power C-130J Super Hercules; V-22 Osprey; Global Hawk; Citation X+s; Embraer ERJ jets; various commercial helicopters; and historical engines such as the Allison V-1710 that powered the legendary North American P-51 Mustang, P-40s, and other aircraft.  A Rolls-Royce LiftFan®, which provides unique vertical lift capability for the F-35B Lightning II, is also on display.
In addition to static displays, each exhibit zone is accompanied by an interactive video module with historic, technical and graphical information of the engines. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) content is incorporated to help guide educators and students through advances in aerospace engineering.
Larger groups of more than 6 people wanting to visit the Exhibit must register on-line at . The Exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations are accepted and help the organization build new exhibits.