Statement from Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

February 9, 2024

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) extends our appreciation to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, for his willingness to work with us on a comprehensive aerospace strategy for Canada during AIAC’s Aerospace on the Hill event this week.

Today, during Question Period in the House of Commons of Canada, Minister Champagne again reiterated his willingness to work with industry on an aerospace strategy for Canada. 

Mike Mueller, President and CEO of AIAC stated, “On behalf of the over 200,000 Canadian workers and the over 600 diverse businesses in every region of the country that make up our industry, aerospace is a strategic industry for Canada and a strategy will foster innovation and growth, enhance Canada’s competitiveness on the global stage and reclaim our position as a leading aerospace nation.”

AIAC looks forward to next steps and working closely with Minister Champagne and officials to develop this aerospace strategy.