April 10th, nº14

President's blog : "Only a Few Places Available for the Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"  

Only a few places available

Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Monday, April 15 - Palais des congrès of Montréal

Don’t miss the conferences featuring Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation, and Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence.

Registration is open, click here

April 16

Registrations end on April 11 at noon

Global Supply Chain Summit

April 17-18

Aéromart Montréal

Monday, August 26

Save the date

Golf Classic or cycling activity

Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Still a few places left!

Hello all,


We’re on the eve of our major International Aerospace Week - Montréal 2019. This event will undoubtedly be full again this year! This demonstrates the tremendous dynamism of our industry and positions Montréal as a major aerospace capital!




Registration for the Week’s opening event will end in a few hours. There are still some places available.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet prime contractors in the defence sector or to learn more about the UAV sector, which is experiencing unprecedented growth in Québec.

Click here to register!

Minister of Economy and Innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon will deliver the Week’s opening speech.




Take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet prime contractors who will be available for B2B meetings. Many of these companies have or will have Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITBs) obligations with a total value of up to $40 billion. Most importantly, they will need your help to meet these obligations.

Meet with representatives of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy, ISDE, Airbus, Boeing, Bell, Babcock, CAE, LMCO, Leonardo, MDA, L3-MAS, PAL, Pratt & Whitney, Esterline CMC Electronics, etc.

Click here to register!


The Week will also feature the Global Supply Chain Summit on Tuesday, April 16. This Summit is being held in collaboration with the Scale AI supercluster and enable you to meet professionals from the artificial intelligence ecosystem. Finally, don’t miss Aéromart Montréal on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 and 18. We look forward to seeing you there!


Suzanne M. Benoît





(Click on the links below to know more about the companies)




Green and Intelligent Supply Chain


On April 4th, the managers of the Green and Intelligent Supply Chain workgroup held a reflection on the future supply strategies of major manufacturers in Quebec. Discussions will be used to launch new initiatives to support the Quebec supply chain. Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, CAE and Bell were all present at the meeting.


Cynthia Garneau leaves presidency of Bell for new horizons as President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada!


Ms. Garneau served as President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada for more than three years. The presence of a woman at the head of one of the largest aerospace OEMs in Québec is something to be proud of, especially in a largely male-dominated industry. Among her major achievements at the helm of Bell, Ms. Garneau repatriated the production of the Bell 505 to the Mirabel plant.

On behalf of all Aéro Montréal members and Aéro Montréal employees, we would like to thank Cynthia for her many contributions to our cluster.

Gala Les Mérites STIQ
Several aerospace SMEs were recognized. CONGRATULATIONS!

Several of our SMEs excelled in the following categories:

  • Grand Prix Marius-Fortin – Global Performance: Abipa Canada (Boisbriand)
  • Distinction – Succession: Techniprodec (Montréal)
  • Distinction – Transition to Industry 4.0: APN Global (Québec)


Aerospace Fair of Mexico: Three aerospace companies sought to participate in the mission

The Aerospace Fair of Mexico (FAMEX) will be held in Mexico City from April 24 to 26, 2019. FAMEX is a leading trade show for military and civil aviation, defence and security technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles and the aerospace supply chain.


L3 MAS Signs Subcontract as the Communications Lead for the Canadian Surface Combatant Program


Improve the productivity and skills of your employees directly in your company

Many aerospace companies are facing challenges when it comes to hiring skilled machinists. L’École des métiers de l’aérospatiale (ÉMAM) offers an ASP program that responds perfectly to this challenge.


The École nationale d'aérotechnique presents an entirely new and major air show at the AéroSalon


Special price for Kevin Michaels’ book AERODYNAMIC - Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem


On sale during the Global Supply Chain Summit

Sale price of CAD$39.99 instead of US$39.99. Show your proof of purchase at the event reception desk to obtain your book.

Norton Rose Fulbright Editorial Contribution
New obstacle to subcontracting for employers subject to provincial jurisdiction

AuthorsCaroline Jodoin & Philippe Bélisle


Spacewalk by David Saint-Jacques outside the ISS broadcast by NASA
La Presse – Monday, April 8

Québec astronaut David Saint-Jacques completed his first spacewalk from the International Space Station on Monday, April 8 as part of the “U. S. EVA 54” mission. It lasted nearly 6½ hours.



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