Novembre 17, 2021

En-tête Aéro Montréal

Aéro Montréal’s mission is to mobilize stakeholders in Québec’s aerospace ecosystem to support its global reach, innovation capacity and growth


Message from the President


Dear members, dear partners,

The end of the year is approaching and we are pleased to offer you an historic event of the cluster, in the company of your peers: the Gilles-Demers Awards Gala.

For this new edition, we promise you an unforgettable evening at the Four Seasons Hotel Montréal, featuring the restaurant of renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson.

Held on Friday, December 10, this gala evening will be an opportunity to celebrate the excellence of Québec’s aerospace SMEs. 17 companies are competing; a record number of applications! You will learn about companies that have excelled through their ability to create wealth and promote Québec expertise. We will also highlight their capacity for innovation or international expansion.

Air Canada is pleased to offer you a chance to win a pair of round-trip BUSINESS CLASS tickets to one of Air Canada's European destinations as the evening's door prize! (Value between $12,000 and $20,000 depending on the destination).

Join me for an evening featuring 1945 The Band (Paul Chacra) as we underscore the boldness and creativity of our companies and close 2021 by celebrating with the main players in the sector.

Registration is open and the number of places is limited, so don't wait any longer to register!

I hope to see you there in large numbers.

SUZANNE M. BENOÎT, President of Aéro Montréal

COP 26 Québec’s aerospace industry at the heart of the transformation towards a sustainable economy

COP 26
Québec’s aerospace industry at the heart of the transformation towards a sustainable economy

On the occasion of COP26 and the day dedicated to transport, Aéro Montréal highlighted the actions undertaken by the Québec aerospace industry to become a major player in the global transformation of the sector.

  1. Developing alternative fuels
  2. Capitalizing on Québec’s many natural resources
  3. Bringing together expertise to build the aircraft of tomorrow



Industry News
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.

Abipa Canada merges with Groupe ARM

Abipa Canada merges with Groupe ARM

Smaller suppliers in the aerospace sector are gaining in size to better serve their customers. This is the observation that led Abipa Canada, a company from Boisbriand in the Laurentians, to merge with the French company Groupe ARM.

“The aeronautics ecosystem is global and the major OEMs have sites all over the world,” explains Jean Blondin, who will continue to act as President and CEO of the new entity, which will be called Abipa International.

“When you are small, a small SME, I think you are very good. But you have limitations in what you can do,” he adds.

Abipa International, whose head office will remain in Boisbriand, will now have 400 employees spread over six sites in Canada, France and Morocco. Its sales exceed $100 million, according to the company.



Airbus foresees demand for 39,000 new passenger & freighter aircraft by 2040

In the next 20 years, Airbus forecasts demand for air transport to progressively shift from fleet growth to the accelerated retirement of older, less fuel-efficient aircraft, resulting in a need for some 39,000 new-build passenger and freighter aircraft, 15,250 of these for replacement.

As a consequence, by 2040 the vast majority of commercial aircraft in operation will be of the latest generation, up from some 13% today, considerably improving the CO2 efficiency of the world’s commercial aircraft fleets. The economic benefits of aviation extend beyond the sector, contributing around 4% to annual global GDP and sustaining some 90 million jobs worldwide.


Luxia Innovation

Luxia Innovation will soon open a new plant in Mobile (Alabama), but the one in Montréal (Québec) is already stunning. In July, the company moved into a new football field-sized facility in the Saint-Michel district of Montréal.

As soon as you enter, you are struck by the bright light of day in the vast, long space, where a dozen cutting tables, each about 25 metres long, are arranged.

Kneeling on one of them, an employee cuts indentations around a cutting template with a retractable blade in a long, soft carpet, which will soon add a muted touch to the floor of a Bombardier Global 7500.

Further on, carpets for the Airbus A220 are cut with millimetre precision on two automated conveyorized cutting tables, the size of eight ping-pong tables.


(Article available in French only)

Cosmodome Foundation

Support the Cosmodome Foundation
and attract the next generation to our sector!

Aéro Montréal is working closely with the Cosmodome Foundation, which helps underprivileged or disadvantaged children by giving them access to activities and programs offered by the Cosmodome.

Its mission is to stimulate the interest of these young people in space science, scientific culture and careers related to the world of astronautics in a unique and interactive environment!


We need your opinion

Increasing the number of women in manufacturing: we need your opinion!

Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ) has set itself the goal of increasing the number of women in the manufacturing sector. We have started a project to attract and increase the presence of women in manufacturing jobs.

We need your opinion!

MEQ, in collaboration with EY, invites you to participate in this survey. The results will allow us to better understand your situation and to identify best practices in order to develop tools to help companies attract and retain women.

It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete. We invite women and men to respond. Your answers will remain confidential.

(Available in French only)



Bombardier Announces Construction of New Global Manufacturing Centre in Mississauga is on Track, Reiterates Sustainment of 2,000 Jobs and Commitment to Aerospace Community in Ontario

The company provided further details on the construction of its new state-of-the-art facility at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, which will allow it to optimize the final assembly of its Global business aircraft, including its industry-leading Global 7500 aircraft.



Human Resources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.

Portes ouvertes de l'ÉMAM

ÉMAM OPEN HOUSE - November 18, 2021

"École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal" is glad to be able to welcome you again to visit the school and meet our teachers and students.

In order to respect the sanitary measures in place and to allow the required distance, the visits will be organized in small groups. Anyone wishing to visit the open house must register in advance. You will be asked for preferred time slots to accommodate your schedule.


Webinaire Gratuit

Want to meet the leaders of the future? 🚀

This webinar is an opportunity for you to discover a new way to develop future talent. Become an inspiring mentor to support youth in Québec and Ontario while demystifying your profession.

Are you interested in the experience?

See you on Thursday, December 2 at 12:00 p.m.


(French only)

Présentation de la plateforme d’affichage en continu

Presentation of the streaming job posting platform

Montréal International is very pleased to introduce its new streaming job posting platform that will allow you to recruit experienced and qualified workers from abroad to fill key positions, particularly in the field of information technology.

This free information session will be held online on Thursday, December 2, from 12 to 1 p.m.


(French only)

Call for Projects

Project call for the next Winter 2022 cohort of the Centech Acceleration program

An opportunity for deep tech or med tech companies to confirm their market potential during an intensive 12-week bootcamp (available in hybrid format) which is completely free of charge, bilingual and includes approximately 200 hours of training.

Applicants have until January 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. to apply.




Symposium 2021 on the Canadian Defense and Security Market


Symposium 2021 on the Canadian Defense and Security Market


Post-pandemic revival of the aeronautics industry: the essential shift to decarbonization


Post-pandemic revival of the aeronautics industry: the essential shift to decarbonization




Gilles-Demers Awards Gala



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