Québec’s aerospace industry accelerates its shift towards sustainable mobility
by CM Staff
Aéro Montréal is focusing on the major initiatives and projects that will foster the transformation of the sector.
MONTRÉAL — Aéro Montréal, Québec’s aerospace cluster, is launching the 8th edition of the International Aerospace Innovation Forum under the theme “Journey to the heart of sustainable air mobility,” in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC). More than 1,000 representatives of the Canadian and international aerospace industry are participating in this major event, which is taking place on September 6 and 7, 2022, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The aerospace industry in the midst of a sustainable transformation
As part of the Forum, financially supported by several institutional partners such as the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and the Montréal Metropolitan Community, Aéro Montréal is focusing on the major initiatives and projects that will foster the transformation of the sector. For the first time, sustainable air mobility stakeholders, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producers, members of the transportation value chain, as well as designers, manufacturers and other stakeholders involved in the development of propulsion structures and systems, among others, will be brought together to present their major advances and vision.
“As a leader in sustainable air mobility, Canada has carved out a special place for itself in the global aerospace ecosystem” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Canada has the talent, the clean energy and the critical minerals to become the industry’s green supplier of choice. Now is the time to be ambitious and to work together to build the net zero aerospace industry of the future.”
The Forum’s program includes plenary sessions, conferences, workshops and B2B meetings featuring companies from around the world, including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, CAE, Héroux-Devtek, Pratt & Whitney Canada, NASA and many others.
“Greater Montréal’s green transition relies heavily on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, the largest emitter,” said Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal and president of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal. “This year’s Forum program demonstrates that players in the aerospace industry, a pillar of the metropolitan economy, are mobilized in this direction. I am delighted to know that the discussions and ideas that will be generated will contribute to achieving the objectives of the 2022-31 Metropolitan Economic Development Plan and to reducing GHGs worldwide.”