January 16th, 2019, nº8

President's blog : "Happy New Year and every success in 2019!"  
Jean-Charles Raillat is elected President of the Growth Working group  

International Aerospace Week - Montréal 2019 (IAW19)

Program announced

Registration to come

January 30

Soirée de l'entrepreneuriat du CÉGEP Édouard Montpetit en présence de GILLES LABBÉ (Président et chef de la direction, Héroux-Devtek)

February 7

Conférence Mat'Inno : L'avion du futur

Événement GRATUIT pour les membres d'Aéro Montréal, inscrivez-vous vite!

Happy New Year and every success in 2019!


Hi everyone.

First of all, I wish you an excellent year 2019! May it be prosperous and happy.


The year 2018 brought us a fair share of good news and also thrilling and major challenges to overcome! I would like to thank all those who participated actively in 2018, and particularly, the members of our six working groups. You allow us to provide concrete responses to many issues that make up your reality. Without you, our task would be impossible.

A Priority: Scarcity of Labour

A file has drawn much of our attention: the scarcity of labour. With close to 30 000 positions to fill in the next 10 years, our industry is facing a major challenge. To address it, the aerospace career promotion campaign, OSE L’AÉRO/AEROFUTURE, was launched. Tangible results have already materialized with an increase in the number of enrollment applications in our aerospace schools.

This campaign, which will continue in 2019, is the fruit of a common effort of several institutions (ÉNA, ÉMAM, CAMAQ, Aéro Montréal) and of our industry partners (Bombardier, CAE, PWC, Bell, Airbus and IAMAW).

Aerospace Innovation Forum held in 2018

In 2018, the sixth edition of the Aerospace Innovation Forum was held, during the fourth International Aerospace Week in Montréal. The attendance of more than 1 000 deciders of the Canadian and international aerospace industry was the occasion to reaffirm the global leadership of Québec’s aerospace. “Aerospace in the Era of Disruptive Technologies” was the theme.


New strategic positioning

The year 2019 marks the beginning of a new strategic positioning for Aéro Montréal. It will be launched in the next months and years. This redefinition of our priorities and structures will make us all the more relevant in our actions. This positioning will be organized around four strategic pillars: “Labour”, “Growth”, “Innovation, competitiveness and productivity” and “Image, influence and marketing”.

Bombardier’s Employees Redeployment Committee

Aéro Montréal will also play a very active role in the redeployment of the employees recently released by Bombardier. At the end of 2018, we established an Employees Redeployment Committee. This committee will provide us tangible tools to connect the available offers with the affected workers. Given the scarcity of labour, we’re convinced that the vast majority of these people will find a job. Our challenge is to make sure they will stay in the aerospace industry.

Fifth Edition of the International Aerospace Week in Montréal

In its fifth consecutive year, one of the largest get-togethers of the global aerospace industry in North America will be held from April 15 to April 19! For a full week, participate in preeminent international events and meet with all industry leaders:

  • Monday, April 15: Seminar on defence and major projects of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Drones Day
  • Tuesday, April 16: Global Supply Chain Summit, “Artificial Intelligence: reinventing the supply chain”
  • Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18: Aéromart Montréal

We look forward to see many of you at each of our events! Aéro Montréal will also attend several global events, such as the Bourget Airshow. Joins us for these national and international meetings! Aéro Montréal will put everything in action to accompany you and best support you to develop business!

Save the Date: Annual General Meeting

On May 6, 2019, will be held our next annual general meeting. We will present the 2018 accomplishments and, especially, our new strategic positioning for the years to come. Be sure to attend!

Stay informed!

Finally, if you haven’t already, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social networks (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook) and our website to get to know all our events and future projects. There are plenty and you can be sure to find all the news you need!

In conclusion, I wish you the best in each and every of your business projects. We are here to help and accompany you, please feel free to contact us ! The success of Aéro Montréal can only happen because of you.


Growth Working Group

Jean-Charles Raillat, form Mecachrome Canada, is the newly elected president of the Working Group! Congratulations!

Many thanks to Hugue Meloche, President and CEO of Groupe Meloche, who served as the working group president for 6 years. His contribution and implication in the cluster were truly instrumental in the industry’s SMEs growth.

Defence Working Group

Participate in the event to identify partners for your investment projects in innovation and competency development relating to the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) – February 8, 2019 – Montréal.


Follow the immersion of Isabelle, young student passionate about aerospace, at SII CANADA for her first internship in a company. Visit www.oselaero.ca for all info on our industry and its opportunities.

Train pilots from around the world in Montréal

The undisputed leader of flight simulators, CAE in Montréal is also the first flight school in the world. Predicting a major demand for the next ten years, it massively invests in new technologies to accelerate pilots training while improving it on a safety perspective.


CES 2019: Bell unveils Nexus, Uber’s future flying taxi

Bell unveiled its taxi concept in development for Uber. Equipped with six shrouded tilting rotors, it will use hybrid electrical propulsion developed by the French Safran Helicopter Engines.


CES 2019: Bell unveils Nexus, Uber’s future flying taxi

Bell unveiled its taxi concept in development for Uber. Equipped with six shrouded tilting rotors, it will use hybrid electrical propulsion developed by the French Safran Helicopter Engines.


Drones will have to be registered and pilots will need certification

QMI Agency – Transport Canada announced Wednesday that drone operators will have from now on to register their remotely piloted aircraft and to obtain their pilot certification, effective next spring.


Incroyables images d’un sauvetage en montagne par hélicoptère

aeronews.tv - Les images de ce sauvetage en montagne par hélicoptère ont fait le tour du monde. Normal, la maîtrise du pilote du H145 de la gendarmerie française, qui réalise un appui patin, est totale. Découvrez la manoeuvre dans cette vidéo sans commentaire.



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