A Bold New Challenge for the Future of Aerospace – AIAC Launches #AerospaceChallenge2050August 30, 2021
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OTTAWA (ONTARIO), AUGUST 30, 2021 – Canada’s aerospace industry is at a turning point. It requires a strategy to compete internationally, secure the industry-government partnership that built Canada’s aerospace strength, drive economic recovery and contribute to Canada’s sustainability objectives, says the President & CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).
As the national association representing over 95% of aerospace activity in Canada, AIAC has launched #AerospaceChallenge2050 through its new Election 2021 website portal.
“This election should be about economic recovery and getting Canadians back to work. Aerospace is already well-positioned as an export leader and can help drive economic recovery and grow jobs from coast to coast to coast,” said Mike Mueller.
“Achieving our collective goals requires a commitment from our political leadership to work together with industry on a bold new vision for the next 30 years. We have launched #AerospaceChallenge2050 as a way to engage directly with party leaders, candidates, and all Canadians, regarding the importance of a national aerospace plan – spanning the civil, defence and space sectors,” said Mueller.
“Together, we will protect and grow one of the most skilled workforces anywhere in the world and ensure the leadership of Canadian aerospace on the world stage for decades to come while creating thousands of jobs for Canadians in every region of this county,” concluded Mueller.
For more details on #AerospaceChallenge2050, please visit: www.aiac/election-2021
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AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s seventh-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes nearly $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Canada’s aerospace sector directly and indirectly supports nearly 235,000 jobs in every region of the country.
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