AIAC congratulates Bombardier on receiving Aviation Week’s Civil Aviation Laureate Award

March 3, 2017

Ottawa (Ontario), March 3, 2017 – Yesterday Bombardier was awarded the 2017 Aviation Week Civil Aviation Laureate Award for the entry into service of the C Series, the first clean-sheet narrowbody airliner to enter service in more than 20 years.

Jim Quick, President & CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s event:

I am delighted to congratulate Bombardier on receiving this important award. The CSeries sets a new bar for technological achievement in aerospace and its entry into service represents a major milestone for our industry, both here in Canada and around the world. The innovation and vision demonstrated by the CSeries team exemplifies what makes Canada’s aerospace industry a global leader. We are delighted to see this being recognized by industry leaders through the Aviation Week Laureate Awards. Bombardier won similar recognition by the Canadian industry when it received the James C. Floyd Award last November, and we congratulate Rob Dewar and the CSeries team on yesterday’s recognition by the global community.

About AIAC: 

AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector.  As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 211,000 Canadians.

For information:

Kristen VanderHoek
Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225
kvanderhoek@aiac.ca