September 2nd, 2021

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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,

What a pleasure it was to meet you again last Monday for another edition of Aéro Montréal’s Golf or Bike Classic! After many months of virtual exchanges, I am proud of the efforts that were made to maintain this historic annual get-together of Aéro Montréal!

More than 250 of you were present at this dual sporting event. Whether it was the golf or the cycling activity, we had the chance to find special moments, in person, to strengthen our business ties: thank you all for participating!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank in particular the generous partners who supported this event. I invite you to take a look here at some photos of the event.

September is starting with its share of projects and events, which I hope will allow us to continue these networking moments.

In this regard, I invite you to mark October 26th in your agendas to attend the second part of the Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit. Registration is now open so don’t wait any longer!

I wish you all a terrific autumn season,

SUZANNE M. BENOÎT, President of Aéro Montréal



Aéro Montréal is pleased to once again be hosting the Gilles Demers Awards Competition, which recognize the leadership and excellence of Québec’s aerospace SMEs.

In this period of recovery, this long-standing competition of Aéro Montréal will have a very special attribute. It will be a unique opportunity to showcase our Québec SMEs, who have demonstrated leadership in wealth creation, outreach, commitment to innovation, business development and internationalization.

The visibility offered by this competition will allow participating companies to position themselves among the leaders of our industry, to enhance their reputation and to benefit from media coverage.

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The submission of nominations has been made easier than ever and you have until September 26th, 2021.

If you would like to learn more about the Gilles Demers Awards Competition 2021, we invite you to contact Anouk Wawrzyniak, Director, Growth, (; 514 987-9338).


Industry News 
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.

Meeting between Aéro Montréal, Québec aerospace companies and U.S. government representatives

Meeting between Aéro Montréal, Québec aerospace companies and U.S. government representatives

Aéro Montréal was recently invited by the U.S. Consul General in Montréal, Ms. Ana Escrogima, to participate in a working meeting with the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ms. Katherine Brucker, as well as members of the Québec aerospace industry, including the Chair of the Board of Aéro Montréal, Mr. Steeve Lavoie.

Aéro Montréal President Suzanne Benoît took the opportunity to announce that the United States will be the country of honour at the next International Aerospace Innovation Forum, which will take place on April 4-5, 2022.

Bombardier stands out among aerospace industry leaders

Bombardier stands out among aerospace industry leaders

One of our Québec flagships, Bombardier, recently stood out among the industry leaders as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association released its Quarterly Shipments and Billings report. This latest publication confirms that Bombardier led the industry in the second quarter in terms of deliveries and revenues for the business aircraft categories in which it is active, with its Global and Challenger aircraft manufactured in Québec and Canada! Congratulations to Bombardier and its local suppliers!


ADSE unveils the full program for its 2021 edition

ADSE unveils the full program for its 2021 edition

ADSE, presented by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), recently unveiled the complete program for its 2021 edition, which will take place on September 15 and 16.

This is the largest aerospace event in Western Canada. It provides an opportunity for industry to hear from government, provide feedback and contribute to the development of future initiatives and policies. In addition, ADSE offers valuable networking opportunities to encourage the continued growth and improvement of the aerospace, defence and security industries in British Columbia and across Canada.


Limz by Optima Aero announces the issue of an Engineering Service Bulletin for its product AEROCLEAN

Limz by Optima Aero announces the issue of an Engineering Service Bulletin for its product AEROCLEAN

Limz by Optima Aero recently announced the issuance of an “Engineering Service Bulletin” attesting to the introduction of their AEROCLEAN cleaner and degreaser to the aerospace industry, particularly to the aircraft parts maintenance sectors. Their biodegradable and non-toxic solution is an environmentally friendly alternative with increased efficiency. Limz offers solutions that contain NO CAUSTIC SOLIDS and therefore do not attack living organisms in water, unlike most products on the market.


indie Semiconductor to acquire TeraXion

indie Semiconductor to acquire TeraXion

indie Semiconductor, Inc. an innovator of Autotech solutions, recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TeraXion Inc. a member of Aéro Montréal and a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative photonic components. This acquisition accelerates indie’s vision of becoming a provider of semiconductor and software solutions for multiple sensor modalities, ranging from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to autonomous vehicles.


General Dynamics invests in the LX300 aircraft and will open a development centre in Québec

General Dynamics invests in the LX300 aircraft and will open a development centre in Québec

General Dynamics Mission Systems will open an autonomous aircraft R&D and testing centre in Québec and has invested in Québec-based unmanned aircraft developer Laflamme Aero.

The Centre of Excellence for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) technologies is to be established in Sherbrooke, Québec at a cost of US$18 million, half of which has been contributed by the Government of Québec. The Centre will initially create up to 45 highly skilled engineering and technical jobs.



3D Printing: Le Carrefour québécois de la fabrication additive (Québec additive manufacturing hub) must meet your needs. Help us shape it by participating in this short survey.


The Carrefour québécois de la fabrication additive (commonly called 3D printing) will be the gateway to additive manufacturing and will promote its ecosystem. Help us shape it to your needs by completing the short survey available at the following link:

Please complete it no later than Friday, September 17, 2021.

This initiative, led by PRIMA Québec, has received financial support from the Québec Ministry of Economy and Innovation to which other partners will be added for its launch.

For more information, contact Brice Sarrazin –




Montréal Aviation Museum - Did you know?

Musée de l'aviation de Montréal

The Montreal Aviation Museum (MAM) is a “working museum.” In addition to experiencing the more traditional aspects of an aviation museum and art gallery, the public can also interact with their volunteers working on the restoration of vintage aircraft and engines and learn about the techniques and skills required. One of their current projects is the restoration of a popular Noorduyn “Norseman” utility and bush plane that was designed and produced in Montréal. They are located on the Macdonald campus of McGill University in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. During the summer, the MAM is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. To get to the museum, visit their website: The site also provides a virtual tour of the museum.



Mapping the innovation transformation: UAV projects in Canada and Germany

Inscription à Mapping the innovation transformation: UAV projects in Canada and German

In the next edition of the Hamburg-Montréal webinar series, we will focus on drone projects in Canada and Germany.

The Canadian collaborative project, “St. Bernard Search and Rescue Drone,” is evaluating whether semi-autonomous drones are a suitable solution for an immediate, low-cost and low-risk search operation in a known ski area, for example after an avalanche, in support of our beloved St. Bernards. This research project will result in the delivery of a prototype capable of screening a mountain area for people in distress and sending their location to a ground station to enable rescue.

The “U-Space Sandbox in the Port of Hamburg” project shows how a U-Space can be implemented – from installation and commissioning to regular monitoring of drone traffic. In areas with heavy air traffic, drones will in future receive their own traffic system. This should make it possible to carry out drone flights simply, safely and efficiently. This is the idea behind U-Space, which so far only exists on paper. But that is about to change. During the test flights, many different drones will be flying in Hamburg’s airspace.

To register, click the button below.



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

Companies in the Greater Montréal Area: Participate in the Journées Québec France this fall!

Are you looking to recruit experienced international talent? Register your company for the next virtual edition of Journées Québec France and take advantage of a pool of qualified talent.

Montréal International, through its Talent Montréal initiative, will support you throughout this multi-sectoral recruitment event. For more information, click here.

Registration deadline:
September 20, 2021

Event dates:
November 29 to December 4, 2021

Online immigration services - Arrima

The Employer Portal is an online tool that allows you to search for foreign workers who match your labour needs.

It also allows you to obtain a personalized recruitment service that is accessible at all times. A regional immigration advisor from the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) will support you throughout the process.

The use of the Employer Portal is completely free of charge To find our more, click here.



Events to come

Sommet 2021 | Aérospatiale

OCTOBER 26, 2021

Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit 2021


Prix Gilles-Demers

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Gilles Demers Awards Gala



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