Ever since he joined Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) in 1989, Carmine has dedicated his heart and soul to the PW100 and PW150A engine control systems. He was involved as both control-system engineer and project engineer. In fact, he has worked on the control systems of all PW100 engine models. Among his many achievements, he helped lead the development of the first Overspeed Protection application software at P&WC. In addition, Carmine, with colleagues Andrew Hayes Thompson and Antonio Hernani Nobre, holds a patent for developing a control logic to determine the occurrence of shaft decoupling in a gas turbine engine.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Carmine Lisio, who has been a member of the P&WC team for 25 years. He is one of the committed and dependable people who have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Carmine.
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.