International Business Development

As part of its mandate to help our members increase their competitiveness domestically and internationally, AIAC participates in and coordinates the Canadian industry presence at a number of key international air shows and trade missions each year.

AIAC works closely with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), both at its headquarters at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and with the many Trade Commissioners who represent Canada around the world. The TCS is a vital component of all of AIAC’s business development efforts, helping us to coordinate trade missions, facilitate business connections, and promote Canadian aerospace events, such as the Canadian Aerospace Summit, to an international audience. There is a Trade Commissioner who is permanently embedded at AIAC’s Ottawa office in an initiative designed to provide greater access for industry members to the services provided by the TCS.