Minister Paradis made announcement today at the Space Agencies Leaders
Conference in Quebec City
OTTAWA, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Aerospace Industries Association of
Canada (AIAC) and its member companies are very pleased with the
government's intention to renew its commitment to the ISS partnership
"Canada is home to world-leading Space expertise and technology which
has played a crucial role in the building and the operation of the
ISS," says Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC. "This will ensure our
nation continues to play an important leadership role on the
international space scene while ensuring high-value, knowledge-based
jobs are maintained and created at home."
"Canada's collaboration in major international space programs goes
beyond the considerable direct and indirect economic benefits," said
Quick. "Our Space accomplishments are recognized world-wide and our
continued contribution to the largest science and technology project in
the history of humanity will only enhance that reputation," he
Canadian space firms have acquired world-leading capabilities in
satellite communication services and navigation systems, space robotics
and automation as well as in earth observation and remote sensing.
AIAC thanks Minister Christian Paradis and the Government of Canada for
their support for the Canadian Space industry and its competitiveness.
The AIAC is the national association representing Canada's aerospace and
space manufacturing and services sector. Pushing the boundaries of
research and innovation, Canada's space sector is knowledge-intensive
and at the forefront of this highly technical global industry. Building
on the strengths of more than 8,000 highly skilled workers, nearly one
quarter of whom are engineers and scientists, the sector generates more
than 3.4 billion annually.
SOURCE Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
For further information:
Maryse Harvey, Vice-President Public Affairs, AIAC
613 760-4562, firstname.lastname@example.org