August 18, 2021

Aéro Montréal

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


Message from the President


Dear members, dear partners,

During this recovery period Aéro Montréal is committed to supporting Québec aerospace SMEs and empowering them with tools and information based on market trends. Accordingly, in collaboration with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Aéro Montréal’s team will be offering a series of webinars tailored to the needs of SMEs.

Starting September 2, in partnership with Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions, we will offer a webinar on the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI). The objective will be to present the details of the ARRI program intended for aerospace SMEs. Registration is now open, so please mark it down in your calendars!

On September 16, we will be offering a webinar dedicated to demystifying the sales process. Stay tuned; registration will open soon.

Supporting SMEs also means recognizing the efforts made during the crisis and highlighting the commitment and boldness of the many companies in the sector that have managed to reinvent themselves.

A new edition of the Gilles-Demers Awards has been launched and you have until 26 September to submit your application. This year, this historic competition organized by Aéro Montréal will have a special attribute. It will be a unique opportunity to spotlight Québec SMEs that have demonstrated leadership in wealth creation and outreach, commitment to innovation, or business development and internationalization. The visibility offered by this competition will enable participating companies to position themselves as leaders in our industry, to enhance their reputation and to benefit from media visibility. I urge you to spread the word within your network!

The recovery is underway and it is together, by supporting all the players in the cluster, that we will succeed in rebuilding a strong and prosperous industry.

SUZANNE M. BENOÎT, President of Aéro Montréal 


Industry News
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.

Thermetco ranks 1st in QC and 2nd in Canada

Did you know? Thermetco ranks 1st in Québec and 2nd in Canada as a heat treatment company

Founded in 1982, Thermetco began its activities by carrying out stress relief treatments. Year after year, they have surrounded themselves with tradespeople and specialists in the field in order to master increasingly complex technologies.

The Monty, the website of choice for companies specializing in heat treatment, is currently considering adding Thermetco to its list of the 50 largest companies in this market segment in North America.


A first Boeing 737-800 for OWG passengers

A first Boeing 737-800 for OWG passengers

One year after its arrival in the Québec airline market, OWG, a division of Nolinor Aviation, is preparing for a return to normal operations and is adding its first Boeing 737-800 to its fleet. With the recovery of the tourism sector just around the corner, this acquisition will provide more travellers with a positive flying experience, allow them to travel greater distances, and support the creation of more than 20 specialized jobs.


Drone test tool maker RCbenchmark becomes Tyto Robotics

Drone test tool maker RCbenchmark becomes Tyto Robotics

RCbenchmark, a Canadian manufacturer of drone testing tools, recently announced its name change to Tyto Robotics. The announcement comes with major changes, as the company launches a new product line and enters the field of wind tunnels specifically designed for testing drones in flight.


Abipa Canada and FDC Aero Composites named among Québec's Top 40 Industrial

Abipa Canada and FDC Aero Composites named among Québec's Top 40 Industrial Engineering Companies of 2021 by Best Startup Canada

Aéro Montréal is very pleased that two of its members, Abipa Canada and FDC Aero Composites, have been recognized by Best Startup Canada as being among the top 40 industrial engineering companies in Québec in 2021. These two SMEs were recognized in particular because of their different approaches to innovation in the industrial engineering sector. Congratulations! To see the complete list of companies, press the ''more'' button.



Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market

Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market

REMINDER: The Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market will be back on November 18 in a virtual format!

This 6th edition, organized by Aéro Montréal and STIQ in collaboration with Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions (CED), will take place over one morning and will be an opportunity to explore international markets and what’s in store for the defence and security market after the pandemic.

Registration will start soon. Stay tuned!


REMINDER – Gilles-Demers Competition

Gilles Demers Awards

Don’t wait any longer to submit your application to the Gilles-Demers Competition! You have until September 26, 2021. The Gilles-Demers Prize Gala and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 10, 2021.

For this fourth edition, four categories are open to applications:

  • Wealth Creation and Outreach
  • Commitment to Innovation
  • Business Development and Internationalization
  • The Grand Prize will be awarded to the company that has achieved a balanced performance in the three founding categories

This competition fosters the development of Québec’s aerospace cluster by recognizing SMEs that demonstrate leadership in the areas of wealth creation and outreach, commitment to innovation, and business development and internationalization.




Aéro Montréal welcomes four new members

Aero Mag
Mitchell Aerospace
Quebec Aerospace Museum

Upcoming events



SME Webinar - En route vers une relance concertée, dynamique et durable (Towards a concerted, dynamic and sustainable recovery)



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