June 2, 2021

Aéro Montréal

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,

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 


The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) announces new CEO

The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) is pleased to announce and welcome Victoria Belbin to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, May 31, 2021.

Ms. Belbin previously served as Chief Capability Officer at Genoa Design International, Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland & Labrador and Assistant Corporate Secretary/Executive Advisor for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.


Industry News
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.


Immersion of an ÉNA plane at the Flintkote diving site in Thetford Mines

A Piper Aztec from the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA) will be immersed at the site of the abandoned Flintkote mine in Thetford Mines. For more than three months, ÉNA students from the Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics and Aerospace Engineering programs have been preparing the aircraft for its immersion as part of an extraordinary educational project, ÉNA H2O.



TSO approval for the world’s first intelligent multi-core display

CMC Electronics recently announced that its Smart Multi-Function Display (SMFD) has received Canadian Technical Standing Order (CAN TSO) authorization by Transport Canada.

The 6x8 inch (15 x 20 cm) MFD-3068 is CMC’s latest display and is part of the same family of products as the recently certified PU-3000 multi-core avionics computer.



Bombardier’s U.S. Service Centres each receive a 2020 Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA, building on their strong reputation for exceptional service

Bombardier recently announced that its five U.S. service centres have each received a 2020 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence, the industry’s highest award for aircraft maintenance.



Opening of the corporate vaccination hub “Airbus & partners @Mirabel”

Nadine Girault, Québec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, and Minister responsible for the Laurentians, was present at the inauguration on Monday, May 31 of the in-house vaccination centre located in the Airbus facilities in Mirabel. The site started welcoming people wishing to receive their first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 on June 1.



Human Resources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.

Take on new professional challenges with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and École nationale d'aérotechnique’s ACSs for adults

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA) invite adults who wish to return to school or take on new professional challenges to discover the many Attestation of College Studies (ACS) programs available during virtual information sessions being held on June 15 and 16, 2021.


In-company training – Aerospace

Is the technological transformation of your company imminent? Do you need to develop 4.0 skills?

CAMAQ, in collaboration with Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne, has the solution for you! The AMBITION program is a 4-level program offering 4.0 skills training to support your employees in your company’s technological transformation, specifically designed for the aerospace manufacturing sector!

Wage subsidies are available for team leaders and supervisors!



REMINDER - Save the date for the Aéro Montréal Golf Classic and Cycling Activity

Mark August 30, 2021 in your agenda today!

This year, we hope to see you at the Aéro Montréal Golf Classic & Cycling Activity being held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the prestigious Elm Ridge Country Club.

Over the next few weeks, we will be launching the registration period and sharing all the relevant information about the event. Stay tuned!

The Classic will be held in accordance with current health standards.

Companies interested in partnering with the event are invited to contact Sharon Core: sharon.core@aeromontreal.ca

We look forward to seeing you in person!

Aéro Montréal Golf Classic

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Events to come


JUNE 7-11

SelectUSA Investment Summit


World Talent


For an economy open to the world – Talent, investment and trade for a successful recovery

For this third edition of their internationalization initiative, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, Investissement Québec International and Montréal International invite you to prepare for the resumption of global discussions during a full day of activities with a Strategic Forum in the morning followed by a virtual expo in the afternoon.



Our partners:

Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
Norton Rose Fulbright

380, Saint-Antoine street West
Suite 3120
Montréal QC H2Y 3X7
Phone: 514 987-9330