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Enhancing the competitiveness and maturity of aerospace SMEs in Quebec

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Phil Arthurs, Executive Director, DAIR & Mélanie Lussier, President of Aéro Montréal. PHOTO courtesy CNW Group/Aéro Montréal

On the occasion of the International Aerospace Innovation Forum being held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal last week, Aéro Montréal has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR).

The agreement involves the use of the MACH initiative audit process as part of the established DAIR Supplier Development Initiative (SDI) in Ontario. Beginning in summer 2024, a total investment of $1.44 million aims to support 24 companies. 

Launched by Aéro Montréal in 2011, the MACH initiative aims to increase the competitiveness and maturity of Québec’s aerospace SMEs. To achieve this, it focuses on mastering key business processes in three areas: leadership excellence, operational excellence and excellence in workforce planning and development.

By providing a common methodological framework and tools, the initiative enables companies to assess and plan their performance improvement approach to the 16 key business processes of the MACH Excellence Framework. Participants have access to financial support, a recognized certification process, and skills development tools. Since the initiative’s inception, 72 SMEs in five cohorts have been supported by Aéro Montréal.

“The MACH initiative has improved the competitiveness and maturity of 72 aerospace SMEs in Québec. This key figure and the launch of our initiative in Ontario following its deployment in the Maritime provinces three years ago, send a strong message about the importance of continuing efforts to support the aerospace sector and the SMEs that drive it across Canada. They also illustrate Aéro Montréal’s ability to position itself as an innovative cluster that creates world-class initiatives,” said Mélanie Lussier, president and CEO of Aéro Montréal

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