January 12 2022

En-tête 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,

The Aéro Montréal team joins me in wishing you all the best in the new year.

In 2021, as the aerospace industry started to rebound, our companies went the extra mile to achieve – together – objectives focused on a green and sustainable recovery. They redoubled their efforts to share best practices and get involved in the cluster’s working groups, helping to significantly strengthen our ecosystem. Our companies also demonstrated tremendous confidence by securing long-term investments to remain competitive over the long term. They overcame difficulties resulting from the pandemic and constantly adapted themselves. They looked to innovation as a solution for achieving the goal of a greener future for the next generations.

Our companies are now well equipped to revitalize an industry that is geared towards digitalization and the successful ramp-up of production. But above all, one that is preparing for a low-carbon future, in keeping with our societal commitments.

We saw activity pick up again at the end of 2021. The increase in the level of orders was a promising sign for an efficient recovery. I am convinced that this resilience will enable us to make 2022 a successful year.

The continued mobilization of cluster members has, in particular, enabled us to transform fundamental trends into real opportunities. In 2022, Aéro Montréal’s members will continue to rally around innovative projects such as the Québec Aerospace Innovation Zone and will take advantage of the work undertaken with governments to plan major investments for the development of sustainable technologies in Québec.

As we help this industry build its future we will certainly face challenges. The biggest one will be to retain talent – and attract new talent. More than ever, our industry will offer incredible opportunities for young people who are enthusiastic about aviation, space and digital technologies, as well as all the related fields to which we must open our doors. It will be up to us to share this vision and implement it!


SUZANNE M. BENOÎT, President of Aéro Montréal


Industry News
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.

Airbus Atlantic

Airbus launches Airbus Atlantic, global player in aerostructures field

A wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic, a global player in the aerostructures field, was officially established on 1st January 2022. The new company groups the strengths, resources and skills of Airbus’s sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, as well as the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide.

This unification is part of the transformation project announced in April 2021, aimed at strengthening the value chain of aerostructure assembly within Airbus’s industrial setup, this activity being considered as core business. It marks the intention to gain competitiveness, innovation and quality for the benefit of Airbus’s programmes of today and tomorrow.


Éric Faucher

The Centre technologique en aérospatiale’s board of directors names a new chair

Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, is proud to announce the appointment of Éric Faucher, President and General Manager of Hutchinson Aerospace & Industry, as Chair of its board of directors.


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Gouvernement du Canada



Azorra orders 22 A220 Family aircraft

Airbus has signed a purchase agreement with Azorra for twenty-two A220 Family aircraft including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. Azorra is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, based aircraft lessor focused on executive, regional and mid-size (“crossover”) aircraft.

Azorra’s purchase is the latest endorsement for the A220 Family aircraft and reaffirms the strong market demand for Airbus’ newest single-aisle aircraft.


New aerospace centre

OPINION: New aerospace centre would foster university-industry collaboration on research projects

Concordia's Christian Moreau highlights a solution to make aerospace in Montreal and Quebec more sustainable and carbon-neutral.

How do we make the aerospace sector in Montreal and Quebec become more sustainable and carbon-neutral in the near future?

Successfully addressing this challenge is key to allowing all stakeholders in the aerospace industry—cégeps, universities, industry, research centres—to provide valuable input, in order to meet the needs of an increasingly competitive aerospace global market.



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

Polytechnique Montréal

Polytechnique Montréal will hold its virtual open house on Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Virtual Open House is the perfect opportunity to ask us questions from the comfort of your own home. Get valuable information from their student recruitment advisors, international student advisors, student success advisors and financial aid advisors, admissions officers and student ambassadors.



Finance up to 50% of your AI project

Scale AI is a grant program that funds AI initiatives that aim to improve supply chains.


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Mentoring Month is here!

Throughout the month of January, you can learn more about mentoring by taking part in the Mentoring Month program.

A rich array of activities is offered, all free of charge, thanks to the precious support of our partners and to mark the 20th anniversary of Mentorat Québec. Take advantage of it!


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Events to Come


January 18 2022

UAV and Counter-UAV Opportunities.




Focus Quebec

January 18 2022

KPMG in Quebec is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the Focus Quebec 2025 survey results.





February 15 2022

Trade mission in the automotive and aerospace sectors in Querétaro (Mexico).




Aeronautics Sector’s Virtual Mission in Europe 2022.

March 7 2022

Aeronautics Sector’s Virtual Mission in Europe 2022.




International Aerospace Innovation Forum

April 4-5, 2022

International Aerospace Innovation Forum


Journée sur la défense / sécurité et spatiale

April 6, 2022

Defence/Security and Space Day

More information to come

AéroPortail : Vitrines 2022

April 7, 2022

AéroPortail: Vitrines 2022



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