Montie started in Assembly & Test in Longueuil and moved to Plant 22 in 1989, when the decision was made to produce the PW120 close to de Havilland’s location.
Montie’s hands-on testing experience plus cockpit time as a commercial pilot prior to coming to Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) allowed him to rethink some of the PW100 engineering and test instructions, in collaboration with the Assembly & Test technical support team. He was most helpful with the sequencing of operations in the production engine testing instruction manual and the training and development of test cell operators and technicians.
The PW100 is the engine of choice it is today thanks, in part, to Montie Sandy, who was a member of the P&WC team for 35 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, Montie.
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.