April 24th, nº15

President's blog : "Record attendance for biggest global aerospace gathering/event in Québec"  
Save the date : Aéro Montréal Golf Classic or Cycling Activity - Monday, August 26  


Aéro Montréal Golf Classic or Cycling Activity

Monday, August 26 - Elm Ridge Country Club


May 17

Annual General Assembly

(registration to come)

International Aerospace Week - Montréal 2019

Record attendance for biggest global aerospace gathering/event in Québec


Hello all,

First of all, I would like to thank all the participants and speakers who attended International Aerospace Week - Montreal 2019 from April 15 to 18. We had a large turnout, which testifies to Montréal’s strategic position on the global aerospace stage.

The numbers speak for themselves: Nearly 2,300 attendees - 80 speakers - More than 11,000 B2Bs organized

The week was held around three major events: the Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the Global Supply Chain Summit, and Aéromart Montréal.

This week allowed us to highlight the many innovations and business opportunities created by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the aerospace supply chain. AI ​​was the focus of Tuesday’s Summit organized in strategic partnership with SCALE AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster dedicated to building the next generation of supply chains and driving company performance.

The week also gave Aéro Montréal the opportunity to sign a partnership agreement on artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration with the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO). This agreement aims to facilitate and promote the emergence of artificial intelligence projects in aerospace in order to support SMEs in transitioning to Industry 4.0.

The presence of the Honourable Navdeep Bains and Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon at many events underscored the importance that our two levels of government are giving to efforts by our aerospace companies to remain among the most successful in the world.

Finally, I would like to thank our two partners of the week, without whom this event would not have been possible: National Research Council Canada and Norton Rose Fulbright.

In closing, please mark down Friday, May 17th on your calendars: it’s the date of our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. All our members are invited to attend this event which will take place in the new premises of Mila (the Québec Artificial Intelligence Institute) at Complexe O Mile-Ex . Invitations will be sent out in the coming days.

Suzanne M. Benoît



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


Green and Intelligent Supply Chain Working Group

More than 600 people attended the Global Supply Chain Summit

“The convergence of AI and aerospace in Québec is promising and will enable us to bring our industrial capabilities to another level,” says the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “As a result, our aerospace industry will maintain its position as a leader among innovative and export-oriented industries in Canada.”


Defence and Security Working Group

More than 300 people attended the Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The Seminar on Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – hold on April 15 – provided an overview of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s major procurement projects over the next few years, as well as breakthrough technology and cybersecurity issues. It also presented the latest trends in unmanned aerial vehicles.


L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option to its CH-147F Chinook In-Service Support Contracts


AV&R, the SME that Engine Manufacturers Love

AV&R is an SME based in the Montreal area with about 100 employees spread over two sites. It works in the highly specialized field of robotic finishing and robotic visual inspection of turbine parts for both aeronautics and the energy sector. It has been active in the gas turbine industry for the past 15 years. AV&R deals primarily with major engine manufacturers: CFM, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce and Safran



AÉRO Montréal

380, Saint-Antoine street West, suite 8000

Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2Y 3X7