CANADA’S AEROSPACE INDUSTRY WELCOMES CANADA-US STATEMENT ON NEXUS BETWEEN TRANSPORTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGEFebruary 26, 2021
OTTAWA (ONTARIO), February 26, 2021 – Following the statement issued by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra and US Department of Transportation Secretary, the Honourable Pete Buttigieg, on the nexus between transportation and climate change, Mike Mueller, Interim President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), issued the following:
“Canada’s aerospace industry reaffirms our willingness to work closely with government to ensure new, highly-skilled jobs and leadership in innovation especially environmental sustainability and green aviation — all of which are vital to ensuring Canadian prosperity post-COVID-19.
“Aerospace has a unique ability to contribute to Canada’s economic recovery. Our companies outperform in the value they generate and are at the heart of growth opportunities in sustainable aviation.
“Our message to government remains – we’re ready to partner. Let’s ensure Canada is a leader when it comes to innovating for a green, sustainable future.”
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 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). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 235,000 Canadians.
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