The Canadian industry is facing increased competition from emerging countries, such China and India, that are investing heavily in their manufacturing sectors. In addition, the global competitive landscape is now dominated by environmental protection and requires the development of more energy efficient and less pollutive aircraft. Therefore, Europe and the U.S. are investing heavily in new technologies for these aircraft.

To maintain its position, the Québec aerospace industry must intensify its efforts in innovation. It was with this in mind that Aéro Montréal created the Innovation Working Group in 2006. Composed of 18 R&D and innovation professionals, the Working Group has established an aerospace innovation strategy for Québec. It is also identiying and coordinating support projects for its strategy in collaboration with other organizations involved in innovation to ensure that the efforts of all players are optimized.

Members of the working group INNOVATION


Fassi Kafyeke

Senior Director Strategic Technology and Innovation

Bombardier Aerospace

  • Houssam Alaouie, CAE
  • François Arrien, AV&R Aerospace
  • Alain Aubertin, CRIAQ
  • Sylvie Béland, CTFA-CNRC
  • Nadia Bhuiyan, Université Concordia
  • Stéphane Blais, Marinvent 
  • Sylvain Boisvert, Safran engineering Services
  • Patrick Champagne, Esterline CMC Électronique
  • Christine Chanal, Fusia
  • MarieChantal Chassé, JMJ Aeronautics
  • Jean Colpin, Université McGill
  • Mathieu Demers, Avianor
  • Pascal Désilets, CTA
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  • Denis Lacroix, CNRC/NRC
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Éric Laurendeau, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Christian Moreau, Université Concordia
  • Hany Moustapha, AÉROÉTS et Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Dany Paraschivolu, Institut de recherche aérospatiale, CNRC
  • Donald Prévost, INO
  • Jean Roussel, L3 MAS
  • Peter Rosenthal, CNRC-PARI
  • Dominique Sauvé, SA2GE
  • Marc-André Talbot, Thales Canada
  • Melissa Côté, Rolls-Royce Canada
  • Éric Roberge, Luxia
  • Marco Blouin, MESI (Observateur)
  • Stéphan Fogaing, MESI (Observateur)
  • Dominique Leroy, ISDE/ISED (Observatrice)


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    May 19, 2016
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    Le 5 mai 2016, l'honorable Navdeep Bains, ministre de l'Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique, a annoncé l’octroi de 54 millions de dollars à MDA Systems Ltd et ses partenaires de collaboration, la première contribution du...

    July 19, 2016
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    October 6, 2016