André has dedicated 30 of his 35 years at P&WC to flight testing because he loves flying. You can feel his passion as he describes the power of an ascending test aircraft equipped with five engines, the fifth being the P&WC engine on test, as it ascends six thousand feet a minute!
André was on the first PW124 test flight. Each flight comprises testing the engine from ignition to shutdown and every possible scenario in between, often with new equipment. In the early ’80s, electronic controls appeared, and André tested a major innovation: the engine’s P&WC-designed power management system combined with a supplier’s electronically controlled propellers. Everything went according to plan!
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to André Dominici, who has been a member of the P&WC team for 35 years.
Committed and dependable people like him have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, André.
Over the course of 30 years, a great many people at P&WC have contributed to the immense success of the PW100. To celebrate the engine that revolutionized the global regional market, we issued an appeal and asked for the names of those who have left their mark on its design, build and evolution.
We received over 150 names! As planned, we picked 30 names for the 30th anniversary of a December day in 1984, when two P&WC PW120A engines powered the first commercial flight of a Dash 8-100 from de Havilland Aircraft, soaring to the sound of bagpipes from Sault Ste. Marie to Kapuskasing, Timmins and Sudbury in Ontario, Canada.