During his 25-year tenure in Engineering, Frank worked on many different engine models, including the PW100. He was involved in the design and development, as well as many of the improvements made to the fuel nozzles and the combustion chamber, of the fuel-efficient and reliable PW100. In fact, Frank holds two U.S. patents related to combustor and fuel-nozzle design. Even today, his passion for the PW100 is unwavering.
Frank is now based in Singapore, where he manages a team of field support representatives in the Asia Pacific region and Asia Hub Customer Service. His contribution to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) success, from initial design to field support, spans three and half decades.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Frank Shum. He is one of the committed and dependable people who helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Frank.
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.