Carlo, a young engineer, joined the Engine Test department in 1979. At that time, the PW100 was the most important engine program in development; Carlo got involved with the development testing of the first models of the family. This task made him a natural choice for the newly formed Product Reliability & Safety department in 1989, under the supervision of Jean Dubreuil, who launched the discipline at Partt & Whitney Canada (P&WC).
As part of the team, Carlo developed the first PW100 FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) produced at P&WC in support of engine certification. As the in-service PW100 engine fleet started to grow, Carlo and colleague Constantin Catanu got involved with the first statistical modelling methods used for flight-safety assessment, which proved to be the foundation for the methods and tools used today on all P&WC engines. Carlo continues to analyze field data statistics, ensuring that P&WC engines meet the standards of their certification and are models of reliability and dependability.
Committed and dependable people like Carlo Caramagno have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Carlo.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Carlo Caramagno, who has been a member of the P&WC team for 35 years.
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.