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David Meisels is a lifelong aviation enthusiast, who joined Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) in 1995. Since 2006, David has been Manager of PT6A Customer Service, having the pleasure of supporting customers worldwide who own and operate the PT6A on a variety of installations, including Beech King Airs and 1900s, Cessna Caravans, DeHavilland-Viking Twin Otters and Turbo Otters, Piaggio Avanti’s, and Blackhawk conversions to name a few. David and his team manage customer requests on PT6A, are behind-the-scenes of P&WC’s remarkable Customer First Center, and on a daily basis monitor and improve the reliability and durability of the PT6A engine. David is also a history buff, and is proud to present the amazing story of the history of the PT6 engine. David worked for 11 years in P&WC’s engineering organization, and holds a patent in turbine cooling. Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a global aerospace leader, shaping the future of business, helicopter and regional aviation with new generation engines. We power the largest fleet of business and regional aircraft and helicopters – 50,000 engines in more than 200 countries.