The defence industry is undergoing a period of significant transition. Many government defence budgets are shrinking, and the technologies and requirements for military equipment have evolved alongside changes to the nature of modern warfare and national security. In Canada, industry and government have been working closely together to develop a revitalized approach to national defence procurement that results in securing the right equipment for the military’s needs, improving the procurement process to become more transparent and accountable, and increasing the benefits that Canadian defence spending provides to the national industry.
These efforts have been well received within the industry, but significant work remains. AIAC is committed to working with the government to ensure that public procurement policy and decisions continue to support the capacity and capability of our defence sector and our members. AIAC is particularly focussed on working with the government to facilitate industry engagement in the procurement planning process, to increase the value of this engagement both to government and to industry.
Recent News & Updates
- New Studies Confirm AIAC’s Call for Government Recognition of Aerospace as a Strategic Industry May 14, 2020
- AIAC Welcomes New Canadian-Based Global Aircraft Assembly Centre December 4, 2019
- Canada’s Aerospace Industry Hosts Successful Toronto Election Town Hall October 3, 2019
- Canada’s Aerospace Industry Hosts Successful Election Town Hall in Vancouver October 1, 2019
- Canada’s Aerospace Industry Hosts Successful Election Town Hall September 26, 2019
- Canada’s Aerospace Industry Charts a New Course for the Future June 17, 2019
- PSPC Security Screening Update Information April 24, 2019
- AIAC Committee Update – April 2019 April 12, 2019
- Updates to IDEaS Website – Information for Industry February 14, 2019
- Jean Charest hosts AIAC’s Vision 2025 Aerospace Engagement Day in Halifax February 13, 2019