Graham is well known in the industry as a technical expert on the PW100. His career path followed the life cycle of the engine, from Design to Service Centre. Now retired, he continues to work as liaison between overhaul shops and customers.
In the late ’90s, Graham worked with his teammates and gathered comprehensive field and shop data that led to more customized maintenance manuals for customers, allowing engines to stay in service until scheduled maintenance. This definitely made the PW100 even more affordable to operate.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Graham Turnbull, who was a member of the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) team for 33 years prior to his retirement. He is one of the committed and dependable people who have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Graham.
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.