Marc followed the evolution of the PW100 for 26 years with the Investigation team, working closely with Engineering to find new ways to improve it and take advantage of any new developments.
When Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) launched the PW150’s development program, each time an engineer worked on one part of the engine, Marc was called on to share the lessons learned from the PW100. Today, what was then a new way to operate is now part of our ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) culture. Thanks, in part, to Marc’s collaboration, today’s engines have the technical maturity and the reliability that has helped define the reputation of the PW100 family.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Marc Hemmings, who has been a member of the P&WC team for 37 years He is one of the committed and dependable people who contributed to the P&WC traditions of innovation and excellence. Thank you, Marc.
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.