October 21, 2020
The Quebec aerospace industry newsletter
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,

Many of you have expressed an interest in the 7th edition of the not-to-be-missed International Aerospace Innovation Forum. I am particularly proud to announce the opening of our ticket booth for the 2020 edition!

In 2018, we brought together 1,300 participants from more than 15 different countries. At that time, we made this event one of the largest gatherings of the global aerospace industry in North America!

Today, even though the health context has prompted us to rethink the format of the event, the Aéro Montréal team is working with just as much passion to prepare a new and unique edition for you.

From December 14 to 15, 2020, I invite you to join us for a 100% virtual and secure event on the theme of “Intelligent Travel Rethought.”

You will board the green aircraft of the future. You will have stopovers that will allow you to take stock of the paradigm shifts brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. You will learn about the impact on our industry and take part in the rethought journey. Looking to the future, the International Aerospace Innovation Forum will provide an opportunity to discover the promising technologies of tomorrow: from the emergence of flying taxis to the development of autonomous vehicles, you will travel to the aerospace industry of the future.

This will also be an excellent opportunity to plan virtual business meetings, adapted to the different needs of participants from around the world.

Don’t wait any longer, reserve your spot now!

In addition to these great announcements regarding our International Aerospace Innovation Forum, there are two excellent accomplishments to announce concerning our members. I would like to salute the work of Altitude Aerospace which was selected for the all-electric aircraft of EVIATION-'Alice '. I also welcome the acquisition of Electro-Kut by the DCM Group Inc. This represents a strategic merger of two companies with complementary expertise that will undoubtedly strengthen our Quebec aerospace cluster. I invite you to learn more on these accomplishments in the Industry News section of this newsletter.

Good reading,


Aéro Montréal is hiring!


Aéro Montréal is seeking a bilingual Executive Assistant to support the President in carrying out numerous strategic files. We invite you to send us your recommendations for candidates by November 6. The position is expected to start in November 2020. For a summary of the position or to submit your recommendations, please contact Pierrette Daigle by email at pierrette.daigle@aeromontreal.ca.

Strategic Forum on Aerospace


As part of the “Relaunch MTL” program initiated by Chambre de commerce du Montreal métropolitain, Aéro Montréal invites you to attend the Strategic Aerospace Forum which will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 in a 100% virtual format.

Our flagship industry is being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. And while the aerospace industry has demonstrated its resilience on numerous occasions, it must act now if it wants to hope for a quick and effective recovery.

During this Forum, you will learn how the sector is mobilizing to build a sector recovery strategy that includes a focus on innovation, transitioning to new business models and a low-carbon industry, while ensuring the preservation of a highly skilled workforce.

Industry news
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.
DCM Group inc. announces the acquisition of Elektro-Kut inc.
Québec-based DCM Group Inc., which is active in numerous aerospace fields, has announced the acquisition of Electro-Kut. Based in Laval, this company manufactures and assembles complex components for the civil and military aerospace sector.
Altitude Aerospace selected for EVIATION's all-electric aircraft program -'Alice'

ALTITUDE AEROSPACE has been awarded a contract by POTEZ AÉRONAUTIQUE to support the engineering development of three composite doors for EVIATION’s all-electric aircraft program - Alice.



SA2GE: Update on Phase 2

Despite the pandemic that struck at the very end of the project, the overall objectives were achieved and SA2GE can be proud of the outstanding accomplishments of this second phase. In the end, 29 SMEs, 11 research centres and 6 universities were mobilized for a total of nearly $10 million on a project valued at $97 million (of which $61 million came from the private sector and $36 million from the public sector).

Avianor : Launch of a new web platform

Always striving to serve its clients well, to remain relevant in the market and to provide optimal visibility to its vast expertise, Avianor is proud to announce the official launch of its brand-new web page. Discover this new website by clicking here. This new digital platform is the first step in a series of initiatives that will help maximize our leadership position in the aerospace industry and more specifically as a specialist in MRO, cabin integration and completions for commercial and military aircraft.



Andalucía: the trendiest European destination for North American technology companies

Invest in Andalucía, an initiative of the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain), is delighted to invite you to the webinar:

Andalucía: the trendiest European destination for North American technology companies

This event will be chaired by the Minister for Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge, and Universities of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Mr. Rogelio Velasco.

  • Date: 22 nd October 2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM (UTC-5)
Aviation Forum in Hamburg fully virtual

The Aviation Forum in Hamburg will be completely virtual this year. From November 17 to 18, 2020, you will be able to discover the aviation industry in digital format.



Human ressources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.
Academos is launching the 6th edition of its Coalition for school perseverance

Every year, some 30 organizations, including Aéro Montréal, participate in this movement, whose objective is to enhance and diversify the range of mentors Academos makes available to young people to help them in their career choices. By allowing young people between the ages of 14 and 30 to interact online with thousands of leaders who are passionate about their profession, Academos helps young people find a fulfilling career project that will give meaning to their studies and motivate them to stay in school.

If you have any questions and would like to join the movement, please contact: Béatrice Perier Agostini, Director, Next Generation & Workforce

  MORE (in French)  
ÉNA opens its doors in Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Register now for the ÉNA Open House, which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You will receive a link to the event by email.

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Bombardier targets 1,000 paid internships for the 2020-2021 academic year

Bombardier announced that it expects to provide at least 1,000 new paid internship positions in Canada for the 2020-21 academic year. Internships will be provided to students pursuing careers in engineering, science, finance, law, communications and other business functions. The Company is already recruiting for these positions and expects to provide opportunities for students from more than 30 universities and colleges across Canada.

Opportunities fair

Aéro Montréal will participate in the Salon des opportunités which will be held virtually on October 22, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 34,000 positions will be available within 10 years in the aerospace sector in Québec. The strength of a qualified and diversified workforce is a powerful lever for performance and innovation, which are essential to enable companies to pursue their growth and stand out on the international stage.

  MORE (in French)  



Defence & Security

MANNARINO hosted events at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020:

  • M-RTOS 1st Flight Press Conference
  • Regulatory Framework for UAVs – How certification may impact the RPAS industry
  • Software Partitioning as a Flexible, Safe & Cost Effective Path to Certification
  • M-RTOS – MANNARINO Workbench Demonstration

Register to access the recordings of MANNARINO hosted events at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020:

Women Leaders | Knowing how to adapt to challenges in time of crisis
Major-General Jennie Carignan, the highest ranking female officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, will deliver an exclusive video testimonial from NATO's military base in Iraq on the art of meeting multiple challenges.
  REGISTRATION (in French)  
New members
Aéro Montréal is proud to welcome new members this month:
ICARUS Aerospace
Supplier of aeronautical products
ICARUS Aerospace provides the world a unique family of clean-sheet, mission-specialized, aeronautical products. They design, assemble, certify and put in service innovative aircraft suited for rapid reconfiguration, multi-roles, and efficient deployment over a wide range of operational theatres. Their mission is to apply forethought to innovation. ICARUS excels in creating rock-solid requirements and world-class product integration, followed by flawless and timely execution.
Optis Engineering
Optimization & Systems Engineering
OPTIS is an advanced engineering department dedicated to make your project a success. We solve your greatest challenges through our unique expertise in the field of optimization, advanced design and numerical simulation. From conceptual design to prototyping, we work as an extension of your team, spontaneously increasing your engineering resources and reducing your workload.


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