Ottawa, Ontario, May 23, 2013 (AIAC PR) – In a speech given at an Aéro Montréal event today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, reiterated the government’s ongoing commitment to Canada’s aerospace industry. In particular, he highlighted several key measures included in Economic Action Plan 2013 that support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including steps the government has taken to implement the recommendations made by the Honourable David Emerson, Head of the Aerospace Review, in the report that Mr. Emerson presented to the government in November 2012.
“The measures announced in the 2013 Economic Action Plan constitute an excellent short-term response to the Aerospace Review report released in December,” said Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC.
Ottawa, Ontario (AIAC PR) – The Aerospace Industries of Canada (AIAC) welcomes a report submitted today by Tom Jenkins, Special Advisor to the Minister of PWGSC on leveraging Defence Procurement through Key Industrial Capabilities.
“This report represents an important step in the Government’s efforts to ensure that Canada fully leverages defence procurement,” said Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC.
Longueuil, Quebec (CSA PR) – In presenting: The State of the Canadian Space Sector 2011, [Download here] our annual report on the health of Canada’s Space Industry, I want to draw your attention to key data, which measures change in the space sector using a number of indicators, such as sector and category of business activity, regional differences, the value of export revenues and the strength of our manufacturing base.
The results for 2011 were mixed. After four years of successive and sustained growth, this year saw only modest growth pegged at 1.3% overall, with total revenues in the space sector edging to reach $3.483 Billion. Domestic revenues increased by 4.8%, while exports dropped by 2.2%. At the same time, after three years of growth, the space sector workforce stalled and shed 9% or 762 space-related positions, among them 471 highly qualified persons in 2011.
Ottawa (Ontario), December 6, 2012 (AIAC PR) –- The importance of aerospace trade was highlighted at today’s conclusion of the Canadian Aerospace Summit, an event that drew a record-breaking attendance that included an A-list of aerospace industry executives, as well as foreign diplomats and senior Canadian federal officials.
“Canada’s world-class aerospace sector is an international success story,” said the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “By supporting tens of thousands of good jobs that families rely on in every region of the country and contributing billions to the Canadian economy, aerospace is a sector that symbolizes Canadian excellence. Our government is committed to ensuring this vital industry benefits from new markets that we are opening as part of the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our nation’s history.”
The Space volume notes that Canada was a pioneer in space, and that Canada’s national interest demands that the country make effective use of space to unlock wealth, protect the environment and the population, and deliver services. This will be truer more than ever as the North opens and space technologies advance.
Ottawa, November 29, 2012—The aerospace and space sectors make critical contributions to Canada’s prosperity and security, but if those sectors are to remain vibrant and competitive over the next 20 to 30 years, relevant public policies and programs will need to keep pace with rapidly changing global conditions.
That is the central finding of the arm’s-length Aerospace Review, which was launched by the Government of Canada on February 27, 2012.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AIAC PR) – The Aerospace Industries of Canada (AIAC) released the following statement in response to the appointment of Mr. Tom Jenkins as Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Works:
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is very pleased with today’s announcement that Mr. Tom Jenkins has been appointed as the Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Works on matters related to the defence procurement process. Mr. Jenkins’ appointment demonstrates yet again that the Harper Government is truly committed to making a better use of military procurement in order to maximize high-value jobs for Canadians and drive innovation into the Canadian industry and economy.
Abbotsford, British Columbia (AIAC PR) – David Schellenberg, Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and President and CEO of Cascade Aerospace and the Conair Group stated today that the outcome of the current Aerospace Review led by the Honourable David Emerson will be critical to the future of the Canadian aerospace industry.
- Industry revenue reached $22.4 billion, representing a 6.7% increase from 2010.
- Aircraft, aircraft parts and components remained the largest revenue segment, totalling $11 billion and 49% of overall revenues.
- 87,200 workers were directly employed by the aerospace industry, representing a 7.6% increase from 2010. More than 19,000 of these employees are engineers and scientific staff. Continue reading ‘Canadian Aerospace Grew 6.7 Percent in 2011′