Specializing in combustion aerodynamics, Kian has been involved in the development of the PW100 family of engines for the past 30 years, initially supporting the combustion systems for the PW124 and PW127 engine families. He was also highly involved in the development and certification of the PW150.
Did you know that there are also versions of the PW100 used for industrial power generation? Kian was involved in the development of the industrial versions of the PW127 (ST-18) and the PW150 (ST-40). Major fuel-system adjustments are often needed for these engines, as they may operate on natural gas or other non-jet fuels. In addition, significant adjustments can be required in order to meet emissions requirements for ground-based power generation.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Kian McCaldon, who celebrated 30 years in 2014 as a member of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)’s team.
Committed and dependable people like him have helped build the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Kian.
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.