Innovation is very often a matter of thinking outside the box. Eric, a Senior Quality Fellow, is widely recognized as a key contributor to many forms of innovation at P&WC.
Eric started out in Aerodynamics developing the PW100 inlet aerodynamic design in 1979-80. He worked in engine development and later became a project engineer and manager. In the late 1980s, he presided over the flameout-fix package that advanced the state-of-the-art operability and harness design of the time. In addition, in the early ’90s, Eric succeeded in securing the first JAA Joint validation ever issued for an engine: the PW119. After that, among many other achievements, he co-founded the Externals, Controls & Nacelles Module Centre and oversaw the initial implementation of the SAP-based ProCert system. More recently, Eric has embraced the Shainin Red X methodology for technical problem solving, building a cadre of problem solvers that is second to none at UTC.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Eric Hosking, who has been a member of the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) team for over 35 years.
He is one of the committed and dependable people who helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Eric.
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.