From coast to coast, Canadian aerospace stakeholders are joining forces to take R&D to new heights and become even more innovative. Five regional organizations have joined the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) to lead the industry, universities, research centres and colleges in collaborative research projects and develop cutting-edge technology.

Located in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, these organizations will act as CARIC regional offices. They are joining CARIC’s Montreal headquarters, which has been in operation since April 2014. “By ensuring CARIC’s local presence across Canada, we will be able to mobilize companies and public organizations more directly,” said Walter Di Bartolomeo, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and Chair of CARIC’s Board of Directors. “CARIC’s regional offices will extend the scope of the expertise found in each region to propel the Canadian aerospace sector even further.”

“Canada’s aerospace sector is a significant contributor to jobs and economic growth across the country,” said Industry Minister James Moore. “This is a major milestone for CARIC, and our government will work with the private sector to ensure that Canada’s aerospace sector continues to be among the global leader in research and innovation.”

In synergy with Quebec

The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) will ensure CARIC’s representation in Quebec. Throughout its 12 years of operation, CRIAQ has developed know-how in collaborative research, which has been beneficial for the entire Quebec aerospace community.

“Since CARIC’s very beginnings, the two consortiums have worked interdependently. Quebec’s aerospace community is pleased to share its expertise in collaborative research all around Canada,” said Denis Faubert, President and CEO of both CARIC and CRIAQ.

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