Retooling Efforts

For decades, Canada’s aerospace industry has been a sector that has adapted and innovated to rise above the curve. This is especially true during challenging times.

AIAC is proud to recognize the efforts of our members who have been able to retool their operations to provide vital, made‑in‑Canada protective gear and other medical equipment and services, efforts that have also been recognized by the Prime Minister.


We want to highlight the work of all of our member companies. Please send us information about your efforts to combat COVID-19!


AIAC is proud of the work being done by all of our members, including:

cae ventilators


Developing and manufacturing Ventilators for Canadians.

mhi canadian aerospace

MHI Canadian Aerospace

Delivered 4000 gloves and 176 visor frames to Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital).

ADGA group

ADGA Group

Using a 3D printer and some materials at hand, they are creating masks and face shields to protect their colleagues.



The Thunder Bay plant is helping to manufacture 18,000 ventilators across Ontario.  Sanding, painting, electrical and assembly of internal components will take place at the facility.

viking air

Viking Air

Working with the University of Victoria on 3D-print face shields to donate to the local health authority.  Also exploring options to utilize manufacturing capabilities to supply medical equipment.

anodyne electronics

Anodyne Electronics

Kelowna-based Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) has completed their first 2,000 protective face shields to be distributed to Canadian healthcare workers, hospitals and medical professionals.

AEM has also been identified as a potential resource for mechanical ventilators.

bell flight canada covid retooling


The Bell team in Mirabel, Quebec is using its expertise to aid a local university hospital in developing a prototype of a Portable Anti-Aerosol Device that can be placed over the upper part of a patient infected by COVID-19 curing medical maneuvers to protect
the health and safety medical personnel.