Organization: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

Aerospace sector tempers expectations, despite big asks in federal Budget

Canada’s investment in aerospace innovation likely won’t stop with this week’s announcement by the federal government that it will provide a $372.5 million “repayable contribution” to Bombardier Inc. The interest-free loan, to be provided over four years, will fund R&D for the new Global 7000 business jet, and ongoing activities related to the development of the Montreal-based company’s C Series aircraft.

AIAC and CARIC to develop aerospace tech roadmap

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation (CARIC) are partnering to create a national technology development roadmap. As part of the agreement AIAC will hire a technology director to act as lead on the association’s innovation and technology policy file….

BC aerospace sector receives $1-million boost

The British Columbia government has released the first $1 million in a five-year, $5-million commitment to develop a more unified provincial aerospace cluster. The funding goes to the Pacific division of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. AIAC Pacific will use the funding to increase sectoral collaboration within the province, enhance market access and international…

AIAC to assist BC aerospace association on strategic plan

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is lending its support to help revitalize the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia. The two associations have signed an MOU to develop a framework for providing services and advocacy to BC-based aerospace firms. AIAC has hired Jay Teichroeb, a regional business development expert, to develop and launch…

AIAC to assist BC aerospace association on strategic plan

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is lending its support to help revitalize the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia. The two associations have signed an MOU to develop a framework for providing services and advocacy to BC-based aerospace firms. AIAC has hired Jay Teichroeb, a regional business development expert, to develop and launch…