In the 1970s, David oversaw the design of the PW100 turbo machinery. In this role, he supervised the design of the PW100 compressors, which met performance objectives with no development. Among other achievements, he is also well known for having defined a gas path that provided our customers with exceptional performance. Since his retirement, in 1999, David has been an academic consultant at Carleton University in Ottawa in the final-year Engineering course, Gas Turbine Project, putting his 40-year expertise at the service of professors and students on the design and development of all aspects of gas turbine engines.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to David Kenny, who, now retired, was a member of the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) team for 37 years.
Committed and dependable people like him have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, David.
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.