Pratt & Whitney Canada's Mirabel, Quebec Aerospace Centre is a shining example of avant-garde thinking when it comes to Aerospace Manufacturing
May 3, 2019 - by Frederick K. Larkin for skiesmag.com
Greater Montreal is home to more than 200 aerospace companies. Ranging from small private outfits to massive corporations with operations around the globe, its residents together represent one of the world's most important aerospace nodes.
Examples of its leading players include Airbus, Bell, Bombardier, CAE and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC;). A jewel in this industrial crown is the latter's Mirabel Aerospace Centre (MAC).
Located at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, 40 kilometres (24 miles) northwest of Montreal, it is comprised of a leading-edge turbofan engine manufacturing facility and the global base for P&W;'s turbine engine flight testing.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has long had a substantial presence in the Montreal area. Incorporated in November 1928, it was established on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River at Longueuil. Ninety years later...