A new era for Pratt & Whitney Canada Welcome to the Mirabel Aerospace Centre. Its advanced manufacturing centre features technologies that are new to the aerospace industry. It is home to state-of-the-art equipment for testing engines on the ground and in the air. As the global hub for Pratt & Whitney’s integrated flight test operations, it is one of the largest centres of its kind in North America.
Realizing a Vision
In 2008, Pratt & Whitney Canada shared with the world its vision for the world-class Mirabel Aerospace Centre. Today, thanks to the passion, resolve and hard work of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s dependable team and partners, the vision is reality.
Reaching New Heights - Flight Test Operations
This centre is the global flight testing hub for the complete range of Pratt & Whitney engines up to 90,000 pound thrust. The facility features advanced flight test equipment, including two Boeing 747SP aircraft. These flying laboratories are able to simulate a full range of operating conditions and capture record amounts of data.
Next Generation Manufacturing - Assembly and Test
Based on the most advanced principles of lean manufacturing, the Mirabel Aerospace Centre features technologies and processes which result in increased efficiency. The facility will also house two of Canada’s largest aircraft engine test cells.
Respecting our Environment
Built according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver criteria, the 300,000-square-foot facility includes a passive solar wall, energy efficient lighting and many other features. In 2012, the facility was certified LEED Gold. Engines built and tested here incorporate the most modern environmental technologies to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and noise.