May 19, 2021

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,

The first part of the recently concluded 2021 Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit was a great success. I would like to sincerely thank our partners, the dignitaries, including Ministers Fitzgibbon, Boulet and Champagne, Mayor of Montréal, Mrs. Valérie Plante, and all the speakers who contributed so generously. From May 10 to 11, over 600 participants from around the world and nearly 35 speakers came together virtually to “Shape the Future of a More Sustainable Supply Chain.”

The first part of the conference provided an update on the impact of the crisis on the global aerospace industry. And, without a doubt, it will be significant. Our organizations will be profoundly transformed over the next decade.

First, the crisis will influence our relationship to innovation.

The crisis has refocused our objectives. The aerospace industry must take part in the global climate challenge. Our ambition to bring people closer together or to enable the exploration of new spaces cannot be separated from our desire to build a healthy economy, a more low-carbon world for future generations.

To achieve this, our companies must be able to support the production of the next generation of aircraft: lighter, more fuel-efficient, less polluting and more aerodynamic. And Québec, with its many natural resources, is among the best placed to meet the challenge. Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, pointed out that we are fortunate to have access to many untapped renewable resources, which will allow us to increase our production of emission-free electricity at very competitive costs in the coming years.

The crisis will also influence the way our industry is structured.

After the crisis, our supply chains are likely to become more flexible, and improving manufacturing processes and accelerating digitalization will be at the heart of our organizations’ concerns. But the crisis will also force us to rethink our business models. This unprecedented episode could become the catalyst for consolidation movements to build a stronger and more sustainable supply chain.

As we have seen, a large majority of Tier 1 suppliers are planning to reduce the number of suppliers and increase the use of sole sourcing. Many of our Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs also want to mitigate risk by seeking to work with larger, more financially secure suppliers. On this subject, the presence of the Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation confirmed that his government would be ready to “help companies integrate more into global supply chains.” He reminded us that we would soon see the update of the Québec Aerospace Strategy 2016-2026, which I am sure will be an additional lever to accelerate the recovery of our sector. We will be pleased to continue this Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. For a full day, participants will gather for a virtual event that will precede Aéromart Montréal, one of the largest business conventions in the aerospace sector.

The program and all important information will be communicated in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Shape the Future of a More Sustainable Supply Chain

Launch of the Green and Sustainable Recovery Committee

Green and Sustainable Recovery Committee

Aéro Montréal signs a green commitment and launches the Green and Sustainable Recovery Committee

During the Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit, Aéro Montréal committed to strengthening its contribution to the industry’s green recovery by signing a green commitment and announcing the launch of the Green and Sustainable Recovery Committee. This committee, chaired by Hélène Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, CAE, will bring together some fifteen experts to strengthen the visibility of the Québec industry and its strategic positioning on environmental issues. To achieve this, it will document the best practices, programs and support available locally and internationally to accompany the recovery. It will consolidate and disseminate the sector’s key messages to establish the position of the Québec ecosystem on the subject. Finally, it will ensure that its work percolates through the various thematic working groups of the Québec aerospace cluster.


In-Sec-M and Aéro Montréal join forces to strengthen cyber security


In-Sec-M, the national cybersecurity industry cluster, and Aéro Montréal took advantage of the 6th edition of the Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit to sign a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of companies in the aerospace and defence sector.

Thanks to this partnership, Canadian expertise in cybersecurity will be made available to an industrial sector that is vital to Québec’s economy: the aerospace industry. Exchanges between players in the two ecosystems will be greatly facilitated by the creation of a joint committee made up of cybersecurity experts from both leading-edge research centres and innovative companies, as well as representatives from the aerospace and defence industry.


In the media

In the media

The Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit was also an opportunity to showcase Québec’s aerospace expertise in the local and international media. We invite you to take a look today at the press review of the event.


Industry News
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.

Palais des Congrès

Suzanne Benoît – Grand Ambassador

Congratulations to our President, Suzanne M. Benoit, on her recent appointment as Grand Ambassador of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Through her continuous involvement, determination and dedication, she has greatly contributed over the past decade to raising the profile of our city, attracting 5 major international events and mobilizing aerospace industry players from all over the world. Bravo Suzanne!

CMC Électronique

Superior detection, ranging, targeting and spot tracking capabilities with CMC’s new PDA receiver

CMC Electronics is pleased to announce the launch of its new dual-wavelength indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) avalanche photodiode (PDA) preamplifier module. This PDA receiver stands out for its ability to provide the best signal-to-noise ratio in its class. Its fast recovery from overload also reduces receiver damage and interruption of use due to high laser pulses.



April 2021 Québec Labour Market Bulletin

Every month, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity provides a portrait of job creation and publishes its bulletin on the labour market in Québec.


Aerospace Museum

Discover the Québec Aerospace Museum

The Québec Aerospace Museum (MAQ) is a non-profit organization that was created in August 2018 with the mission to preserve and promote aerospace heritage in all its forms.

The MAQ’s mission is being achieved through several objectives, including positioning the aerospace industry at the centre of the museum’s development and integrating educational and community components while promoting aeronautics and aerospace to youth and the general public.



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

Free COVID-19 rapid tests for large companies

As Canada continues its fight against COVID-19, the federal government remains committed to helping Canadian businesses operate safely. Testing and screening, in combination with public health measures and vaccination, are critical tools to protect Canadians and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Workplace testing provides an additional layer of protection for workers against COVID-19, as well as for the people they serve and their communities.


Do you know about the L’effet A program?

L’effet A is an initiative that aims to propel the professional commitment of women, to give them the courage to surpass themselves and to take concrete action for themselves. It does so by presenting inspiring leaders who offer a fresh perspective on women’s ambition and by offering practical tools adapted to women’s new realities. Offered to companies and women, this program is designed to reveal women’s talent, help them adopt a more ambitious attitude, and advance their careers.


Recruitment and Job Search - Minister Jean Boulet launches “Québec emploi,” a free job posting service available throughout Québec

Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, is launching Québec emploi, a new job posting service based on artificial intelligence. To meet Québec’s labour needs, employers and job seekers from across Québec are invited to register for free for this new high-performance, up-to-date and user-friendly tool.


Airbus is hiring

Want to make every day extraordinary? How about working to make carbon neutral aviation a reality?

Airbus is looking for people who can help design, ground test and flight test the hydrogen propulsion systems that will enable us to bring a zero-emission aircraft to market by 2035. This project is called ZEROe.

Are you ready for the challenge, or do you know someone who is?



Discover the new virtual job matching program

New virtual job matching program

Are you looking for talent and work in the manufacturing sector?

Participate in the new free virtual job matching program, Sector Gateway. Adopt best practices in diversity and inclusion and gain ongoing access to a pool of qualified candidates that match the needs of your sector. Registration must be made before May 21! For more information, click here.


Save the date for the Aéro Montréal Golf Classic and Cycling Activity

Now it is the time to mark the date of August 30, 2021!

We hope you will join us again at the prestigious Elm Ridge Country Club for the Aéro Montréal Golf Classic and Cycling Activity to take place on Monday, August 30, 2021.

In the next few weeks, we will open registration and provide more details on the event. Stay tuned!

Rest assured, our golf tournament and cycling activity will respect and adapt to all necessary sanitary rules.

We look forward to seeing you in person!

Aéro Montréal Golf Classic

News from our partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mandatory telework in the context of a pandemic: the exception remains employees whose presence is essential to the continuation of the employer’s activities

In a recent decision - Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1108 and CHU de Québec - Université Laval (union grievance), 2021 QCTA 187 - arbitrator Nathalie Faucher rejected the Canadian Union of Public Employees' (the Union) request for a safeguard order to force the CHU de Québec (the Employer) to comply with Ministerial Order 2020-105 (the Order) so that the employees concerned can perform their duties by teleworking.

This decision is in the same vein as a recent decision that we had previously been commented on, which concerned Order in Council 689-2020, which provides, among other things, that “when a work service can be provided at a distance, telework from a principal residence or a substitute for a principal residence [must be] given preference.”


Events to come


MAY 26 / 12:00 P.M. (EDT)

Unveiling of the results of the Québec Industrial Barometer - 12th edition



JUNE 1 / 10:00 A.M. (EDT) / 4:00 P.M. (CET)

Webinar - Mapping the innovation transformation: Hamburg-Montréal exchange on SME international collaborative innovation opportunities



JUNE 7-11

SelectUSA Investment Summit



Our partners:

Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
Norton Rose Fulbright

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Suite 3120
Montréal QC H2Y 3X7
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