June 17, 2020
The Québec aerospace industry newsletter
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,

As many countries begin the process of deconfinement, the Québec aerospace industry is uniting to accelerate the movement towards a safe recovery of the sector.

And today, I can tell you that our industry is ready.

It has worked hard to put in place health rules for the resumption of manufacturing activities. It is already mobilizing to build a greener and safer aircraft for the future.

At the heart of airports and aircraft, it has adjusted to our "new normal" based on the guide to good health practices published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

However, this gradual and sustainable recovery of the air transport industry will not be possible without the help of the federal government. For this mobilization to be successful, we will need to follow the lead of our European neighbours.

We need this support today to open our borders. We will need it tomorrow to launch a concrete recovery plan for the air industry. Helping our industry means making a strategic choice for the country's economic recovery: let's not forget that, in 2018, it contributed, directly and indirectly, up to $20 billion to Canada's GDP.

I'll say it again: our industry is ready. And, to delve deeper into this subject, we will bring together key players of the Québec and Canadian aerospace ecosystem this morning at 11:00 a.m. for a roundtable discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on airlines and the passenger experience.

I hope I can count on you to join us for this unprecedented event.

Webinar at the forefront
11:00 TO 12:30
Impact of COVID-19 on airlines and the passenger experience (Event in french)

The Québec aerospace cluster will bring together key players of the Québec and Canadian aerospace ecosystem on Wednesday, June 17, for a roundtable discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on airlines and the passenger experience.

By retracing a passenger's entire journey, the panelists will discuss the journey of tomorrow and the measures being put in place to ensure a safe user experience adapted to the "new normal".

*No confidential information will be shared.
Ottawa extends Access to CERB for 8 weeks

Canadians who will soon exhaust their benefits as early as July will therefore continue to receive their $2,000 monthly benefit for another two months if they need it.

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), a flagship program deployed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, ends in October, but the duration of benefits was set at 16 weeks, retroactive to March 15. The period will now be 24 weeks.

Industry news
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.
Aéro Montréal Board of Directors welcomes new members
Aéro Montréal is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr. Philippe Rainville, Mrs. Janie C. Béïque, Mr. Richard Chénier, and Mr. Ray Townsend as new members of its Board of Directors.
Montréal takes home first  prize for its foreign direct investment attraction strategy in the aerospace industry
fDi Magazine (Financial Times) has just awarded Montréal the prize for best foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategy in the Aerospace Cities of the Future 2020-2021 ranking.
Air Canada CleanCare+
Aéro Montréal is pleased to present the new sanitary measures implemented by Air Canada: CleanCare+. This program goes a step further in health and safety. See all the measures taken to disinfect the surfaces and renew the air on board. 
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Mapping the optimal path for Machinists
Using data from machine monitoring systems and CNC programs, OPS , new system implemented by JITBase, member of Aéro Montréal, calculates the most efficient path for operators to take across the shop floor, improving uptime and increasing machines per operator.
Creaform names a new director of its  engineering division
Philippe Cusson to lead Creaform Engineering’s business development and strategic operational planning.
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WEBINAR - An opportunity to learn about Canada's largest unmained  systems defence procurement
Get informed on the Government of Canada’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Project and how Canadian industry and other stakeholders can be best positioned for industrial opportunities.
Human ressources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.
Aéro Montréal promotes careers in the aerospace sector

Aéro Montréal is promoting careers in the aerospace sector to young people aged 14 to 30 through Academos' virtual mentoring program and the fun and informative content published on its web and mobile application.
Help us make a difference.
Become a mentor!

A LiveSTEAM event at MDA for the succession

LiveSTEAM events allow young people to explore areas related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Don't miss this special event at MDA, one of the members of the cluster. You will be able to explore a clean room in a satellite manufacturing plant and learn about the use of a 3D printer to assist in the manufacture of personal protective equipment to protect against COVID-19.

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