Dear members, dear partners,

The measures in the Wage Subsidy Program that was updated today by the federal government are encouraging us to stay the course and continue our mobilization efforts.

To that end, the government is strengthening its support for Canadian workers and shoring up the economy by ensuring access to a 75% wage subsidy for companies/non-profit organizations that have lost at least 30% of their revenues because of the pandemic.

  • This supportwill be calculated by comparing the current monthly results with those of the previous year for the period March, April and May.
  • The government coverage at 75% of salary will be capped at $847 per week or a maximum of $58,700 annually per employee.
  • The application for assistance will have to be renewed monthly.
  • The financial support will be available within the next 6 weeks,
  • This assistance program excludes organizations receiving public funds

The federal government is calling on businesses to maintain employment ties with their employees and, whenever possible, to cover the remaining 25%.

Economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be significant, but I encourage you to consult the various programs that are available to you now to ensure the efficient and rapid resumption of our activities.

To make things easier in these difficult times, the entire Aéro Montréal team is mobilizing to offer you personalized support and to make new resources available to you.

In particular, on Monday we launched our webinar series. Many of you participated and I warmly thank you.

On Friday, April 3, we will continue this series with the webinar COVID-19 : Défis et obligations légales des entreprises en temps de pandémie (FULL), as well as on Thursday, April 9 with the webinar COVID-19 : Cybersécurité et télétravail pour les entreprises du secteur aérospatiale.

Please join us!

Until then, take care of yourself and your loved ones,

Suzanne M. Benoît,

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier and AON3D are mobilizing

Pratt & Whitney Canada has initiated an effort to use its engineering and manufacturing capabilities to design and validate a ventilator concept in anticipation of an acute need for a large number of units. The effort will be in coordination with government authorities and would pull on local manufacturing entities, such as Bombardier (Aerospace & Transportation), and AON3D who have offered expertise to support this initiative.

CAE Healthcare and iRIS Health Solutions to share coronavirus scenario on a global simulation platform

CAE Healthcare and iRIS Health Solutions of the United Kingdom, have announced that CAE’s COVID-19 Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) is now available free of charge to the global iRIS community. iRIS and the SCE will soon be made available free of charge to all members of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), which has 4,200 members in 60 countries, to facilitate collaboration and sharing among members at this time.


Airbus and its drones division begins 3D manufacturing of medical equipment

SURVEY Copter, the tactical drones division of Airbus, is launching 3D manufacturing of medical protection equipment at its Pierrelatte factory in the Drôme (France).


CAE Healthcare has invented a ventilator for the McGill Code Life Ventilator Challenge:

See the video

FZ Engineering, a member of the Start Aero 360° program, is launching a “crazy challenge” to fight COVID-19


Varitron of the 360° Accelerator program is joining the fight against COVID-19

Inomedis and Varitron are committing to the fight against COVID-19 by developing a connected medical device. Putting innovation at the service of the most exposed and patients.

Additional resources at your disposal

Our team has put together a new section on our website dedicated to COVID-19. Visit our special section for the latest key information and useful links.



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