December 2, 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,

There are only a few days left before our long-awaited get-together!

On December 14, we will open International Aerospace Week - Montréal 2020 with the International Aerospace Innovation Forum 2020, held around the theme of “Smart Travelling Rethought.” Given the particular context facing our sector, I firmly believe that this event will be a key moment to take stock of the situation and look to the future, to what lies ahead for our industry.

What promising technologies can we leverage for our recovery? How can our companies do well in the aftermath of the crisis? What mechanisms need to be put in place to accelerate the shift towards a greener industry for our passengers of tomorrow?

We will be fortunate to be able to count on more than 60 renowned speakers to answer these questions. We will also have the support and participation of several government representatives: François Legault, Premier of Québec; Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation; Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration; and Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. They will all honour us with their presence!

The week will continue on Wednesday, December 16 with MRO and Defence and Security Day, providing an update on the challenges, trends and innovations in these sectors. At the same time, the Vitrines 2020 event will be an opportunity to promote the training and careers available in aerospace.

Virtual business meetings being held throughout the week look very promising. Don’t miss this opportunity to plan these meetings on your agenda now! This is a unique occasion to meet your peers, remotely, connected from the four corners of the world!

Register for this major event of the year 2020 and join us from December 14 to 17.

I look forward to welcoming you all,




Our virtual events are not to be missed!


The COVID-19 pandemic invites us to rethink our methods of gathering. Organizing events and providing online services have become the new way. Aéro Montréal has therefore chosen the Swapcard virtual platform as part of the organization of the 2020 International Aerospace Innovation Forum.



Starting December 14, join us for the International Aerospace Innovation Forum.

Aéro Montréal has reinvented the format of the International Aerospace Innovation Forum. During the 7th edition of this anticipated global event, from December 14 to 15, 2020, Aéro Montréal will offer you a virtual, interactive, bold and safe edition on the theme of "Smart Travelling Rethought".



This year, in a transformed environment that makes partnerships and the sharing of expertise paramount, we are inviting the defence and MRO sectors to participate in a combined event that will be 100% virtual. MRO and Defence Day, which will take place on December 16, is reinventing itself to ensure a dynamic experience for participants who will be able to attend the activities of their choice on the theme of defence or MRO during a day of conferences, workshops and B2B meetings.



On December 16, Aéro Montréal will present Vitrines 2020, the major aerospace employment and training event.

Vitrines 2020 offers participants a 100% virtual experience that will allow them to discover the many career, employment, internship, learning and training opportunities currently available within the aerospace sector.

The program includes meetings with employers looking for the next generation of talent; discussions with school and university representatives to learn more about the many career and training opportunities available; conferences, demonstrations and immersion in the world of aerospace; and a student competition. For the complete program, click here.


Industry news
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.
Aéro Montréal Expected Concrete Help for Aerospace Manufacturing Companies
Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Minister Chrystia Freeland committed in the budget update exercise and announced a $1 billion investment over two years to assist regional air transportation and airports.
Bombardier and Alstom Confirm Receipt of All Necessary Regulatory Approvals to Complete Bombardier Transportation Sale to Alstom

Bombardier and Alstom announced that all necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom have been received.

Bombardier and Alstom now expect the transaction to close on January 29, 2021.



CAE's Marc Parent, President & CEO, appointed to the Order of Canada
CAE is proud to announce that its President and CEO, Marc Parent, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada by the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
By 2022, 40,000 companies in Québec will be looking to find their buyers!

Are you thinking about selling your company and don't know how to go about it? Thinking about buying a company and don't know where to start? The Centre de transfert d'entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) is present in all regions of Québec and is financially supported by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation. It will guide you in complete confidentiality through the various steps involved in transferring or taking over a business.



Human ressources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.
Industry 4.0: Online training offered by Laval University

In the course of their work, professionals and managers in the manufacturing sector are faced with the threat that the digital revolution poses to their competitiveness. A shift to Industry 4.0, therefore, seems increasingly inevitable. The need to make the big leap towards automating business processes and integrating new technologies into the value chain is very real. But to become a smart manufacturing company, it is necessary to ensure that the necessary human, technological and financial resources are available.

Regroupement de la Relève d’Aéro Montréal is hiring!

Are you a recent graduate with an interest in aerospace? RRAM is recruiting young professional ambassadors for its 2021 cohort! To find out more about your future role within RRAM and to learn more about the recruitment process in order to submit your candidacy, please contact Anouk Wawrzyniak, Project Manager, Growth -



Defence & Security
MHD-ROCKLAND and ESG Aerosystems Keep the P-3 Legacy Alive!

ESG Aerosystems is proud to be awarded a $ 64.5 M U.S. Navy Contract for which MHD-ROCKLAND, member of Aéro Montréal, is excited to be the sole-source aircraft Subcontractor.


Events to come
08:00 (EST)

The 1st event dedicated to AI applied to space



09:00 (EST)

CRIAQ's RDV Forum 2021




08:00 (EST)

OAC's 5th Annual Research & Technology Event



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