Aerojet Rocketdyne Continues Southeast Expansion - AR1 Engine Production to Add 100 New Jobs in Huntsville

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced it is moving forward with plans to produce America's newest advanced rocket engine, the AR1, in Huntsville, Alabama, resulting in the creation of 100 new jobs. AR1 is the latest engine in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne, America's premier large liquid rocket engine manufacturer.


Aerojet Rocketdyne Industry leading 3D Printing Expertise Delivering Affordable AR1 Engine by 2019

Developing, maturing and advancing 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technology for application within the aerospace industry has been underway at Aerojet Rocketdyne for more than 20 years. For use in the extreme environments of a rocket engine, there’s a whole lot more engineering that goes into producing a flight-qualified 3D printed part than just hitting the print button.


Monica Jacinto, Coinventor of MondaloyTM – A Breakthrough Technology Being Incorporated Into The AR1 Engine

The AR1 engine will provide America’s launch providers with an advanced all-U.S. engine that leap frogs the Russian RD-180, thanks to the dedicated work of AR1 team members such as Monica Jacinto, a Technical Fellow of Structural Alloys at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Los Angeles facility. 


Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Specialty - Large, Advanced Rocket Engines

Capitalizing on Aerojet Rocketdyne’s decades of engine development experience, the AR1 program is leveraging the latest technology — including advanced materials, world-leading 3-D printing techniques and proven rocket engine manufacturing capabilities — to deliver an affordable propulsion solution that is the right fit for our nation’s space launch needs.


AR1 Testing Underway at NASA's Stennis Space Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17, 2016 – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), achieved full-power during a critical preburner test series at NASA’s Stennis Space Center earlier this month. The test series successfully verified key preburner injector design parameters for the company’s AR1 engine that is being designed to end use of Russian engines for national security space launches.