Dear members, dear partners,
Aéro Montréal this week took another step forward by providing annexes to the Québec Aerospace Innovation Zone proposal that was submitted to the Québec Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI).
Together with members of our ecosystem, we had submitted a project that reinforces open collaboration within the cluster. All stakeholders are united around a common objective: to build major structuring collaborative projects to meet the technological and environmental challenges of the aerospace industry in a green and sustainable perspective. These projects target decarbonization and electrification as well as autonomy (drones, flying taxis, vertical take-off and landing aircraft - E-VTOL), digitization, advanced manufacturing and innovative materials.
We were invited by the MEI to elaborate on the exercise around three main themes: the environment, urbanization and the financial set-up of the project. We continued our collaborative work with all the project’s stakeholders to provide this additional information. We are confident of the quality of what has been submitted and we look forward to the next steps.
I am convinced that the Québec Aerospace Innovation Zone, with its innovative and attractive aspects will be a powerful vehicle for attracting labour and foreign direct investments to our sector. By focusing on three distinct geographic hubs within the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, namely Ville Saint-Laurent, Longueuil and Mirabel, it will enable unprecedented collaboration among all our aerospace companies in Québec and around the world while contributing to the creation of significant spin-offs for our entire region.
We will be sure to keep you informed of the progress of this large-scale and promising project for Québec.
SUZANNE M. BENOÎT, President of Aéro Montréal