Dear members, dear partners,
The mobilization of Québec’s aerospace cluster continues.
Last November, as part of the Relaunch MTL
movement, we held the Strategic Forum on Aerospace in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. From this ground-breaking event emerged an Action plan to strengthen the aerospace and air transport sectors.
I invite you to take a look at it today!
As we have often stressed, innovation needs to be a cornerstone of an effective recovery. In this regard, the proposed courses of action highlight the importance of developing an integrated strategic R&D proposal for the development of the “green” aircraft and its components, and emphasize the quick adoption of an ambitious Canadian aerospace policy. By focusing on the technologies of the future, this policy would allow the industry to reduce its carbon footprint but also to remain in the global race towards more sustainable economies.
This action plan also highlights the need to focus on attracting and retaining our valuable talent and reminds us of the importance of ensuring financing for aerospace companies while supporting diversification in key space and defence sectors. An accelerating mobilization
Our regular discussions with industry and government leaders confirm the importance of seeing measures proposed and coming from the industry emerge quickly.
Resolutely committed to this race against time, Québec’s aerospace cluster is continuing its efforts to accelerate the implementation of the proposed measures and, in particular, has submitted a brief to Québec’s Finance Ministry as part of the 2021-2022 pre-budget consultations. A brief will also be submitted to Canada's Finance Ministery in the coming days.
In parallel with this in-depth work, the Aéro Montréal team is relaunching its work on mapping the current issues and needs of the Québec aerospace industry by conducting its third industry survey since the beginning of the crisis: a valuable tool to ensure that the team is providing you with all the support you need.
Let’s stay the course, together. Thanks to these numerous efforts, we will succeed in initiating an efficient recovery.