January 30, 2020

Aerospace Innovation Forum


April 20-21, 2020 - Palais des congrès de Montréal

Don’t miss this international event, one of the largest gatherings of aerospace professionals in Canada!

Take part in the 7th edition of the Aerospace Innovation Forum, which this year will explore Smart Travel.

To learn more and to register: CLICK HERE.

Hello all,


The 7th International Aerospace Innovation Forum will take place on April 20 and 21. An event organized as part of International Aerospace Week:



For this edition, more than 1,200 participants, 90 international speakers and close to 80 exhibitors will meet again at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on April 20 and 21. During the Forum, 1,400 B2B meetings will also be held!

A UNIQUE opportunity to meet all the decision-makers of the international aerospace industry. Don't miss this chance to find out more about the latest trends in innovation.

This year, the theme of the Forum will be SMART TRAVEL.

Five main themes will cover all the players in our sector’s value chain:

  • The connected journey
  • Aerospace digital shift
  • More electrical air transport
  • The New Space
  • Environmental and societal issues

Reserve your place now for this event, which sells out year after year: CLICK HERE to register and get the latest news about the event.

International Aerospace Week is being held in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada.

Our major industry partner for the Forum is Bell Textron Canada Ltd.


Suzanne M. Benoît


Welcome to our aerospace community’s newest member:

Gilles-Demers Awards 2020

Applications are being accepted!

The Gilles-Demers Awards recognize the leadership and excellence of Québec aerospace SMEs.

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

Complete the application form and submit it to

Deadline for submission of applications: April 20, 2020. For more information contact Anouk Wawrzyniak


MRO and Defence Innovation Day:

The MRO Working Group met last week at Air Transat. It is actively working on mapping players in the sector in Québec as well as on the program for MRO and Defence Innovation Day on April 22 as part of International Aerospace Week 2020.

Recruitment call: Space Committee:

Aéro Montréal wants to set up a space committee effective January 2020. The creation of this committee is based on three major factors:

  • Lack of organization and representation of Québec’s space supply chain at the local and international levels.
  • Opportunity to leverage the Canadarm3 project launched in February 2019 by the Canadian government to establish and position a supply chain capable of meeting identified needs.
  • Alignment with the 2025 Canadian Strategy, which promotes a greater representation by the Canadian space ecosystem.

In light of these three factors, it is essential that we seize this opportunity to position the Québec and Canadian space sector so that we retain our international leadership.

For more information, contact Anouk Wawrzyniak

Establishment of two focused communities:

  1. The Morocco Community: For companies wanting/planning to develop activities in Morocco.
  2. The Finishing and Surface Treatment Community: For companies that use or provide surface finishing/processing services in Québec and want to get involved to find solutions to cope with declining capacity in Québec.

These communities are open to all Aéro Montréal members who have a clear interest in the proposed subjects. They allow us to take action, together, on current issues within the industry. They require involvement in person or over the phone. The number of meetings over the year varies depending on the needs of the community.

Contact Charlotte Laramée to get involved (514 987-9398).

Elektro-Kut takes the 4.0 shift
The Laval company can count on the support of the Government of Canada to boost its growth and seize new business opportunities.

SMEs, which are facing a growing scarcity of technical and specialized labour, are no longer able to meet the requirements of their customers and fully seize business opportunities. In order to meet the growing worldwide demand for the production of specialized parts, Electro-Kut is therefore undertaking an ambitious automation, robotization and digitization project.



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