SP's Airbuz - - Newsbrief - Robert F. Le­duc

Pratt & Whit­ney Pres­i­dent Bob Le­duc has been hon­oured with Avi­a­tion Week’s “Life­time Achieve­ment” award. Avi­a­tion Week writes, “Le­duc came out of re­tire­ment and used his lead­er­ship skills to shake up the cor­po­rate team and guide the PW1000G geared tur­bo­fan pro­gram through its chal­leng­ing ser­vice in­tro­duc­tion and pro­duc­tion ramp-up and onto the road to suc­cess.”

This is a sig­nif­i­cant honor, a cap­stone to Bob’s 40+-year ca­reer in avi­a­tion and most re­cently, as the leader who spear­headed P&W’s pro­duc­tion and over­sight of our most suc­cess­ful pro­grams, the GTF, F135, PW800, and of course, the PT6-E. Speak­ing of the PT6-E, the lat­est pro­gram from Canada was also hon­ored with a Lau­re­ate this year, in the gen­eral avi­a­tion cat­e­gory. This new PT6 vari­ant of­fers sin­gle lever con­trol, max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency, quicker climb and greater speed. This is the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Lau­re­ate for the Canada team, hav­ing been se­lected last year for the PW800 pro­gram, for which they also won the Grand Lau­re­ate prize ear­lier this year.

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