MONTREAL, June 21, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - AAA Canada, a subsidiary of
French group Aeronautical & Aerospace Assistance (AAA), is expanding in
Greater Montréal. The company is a sub-contracting specialist in the
industrial aerospace production sector, and receives support from
Montréal International. It plans on creating over 210 specialized
aeronautics jobs over the next two years. The announcement was made at
the 49th International Paris Air Show - Le Bourget.
AAA has more than 20 years of experience working for leaders in the
aerospace and nautical industry, and employs close to 1,500 people in
seven countries. AAA has exclusive knowledge in a variety of areas,
including aircraft sub-assembly production, finishing, repair,
transformation and maintenance at aircraft sites, technical support and
logistics, inspection, control and quality assurance, and training.
"The developments taking place at AAA Canada stem from our company's
desire to pursue its expansion in the North American market. To
achieve this, we are able to provide innovative and unique services to
our customers in the region. Our teams can be deployed at a company's
site to meet the ad hoc requirements for technical expertise
specializing in aeronautics, but we also provide service packages that
take into account the specific needs of each of our clients," explained
AAA Canada's Managing Director, Richard Demoucelle.
"Québec offers numerous advantages to foreign companies, such as
specialized, competent workers who are readily available. One out of
200 people work in the aerospace industry in Québec, which is quite
considerable. Such a concentration of workers and companies is unique
in the world and creates true synergy between the various players in
the community. AAA's expansion will be favourable for the Québec
aerospace industry and I would like to congratulate the company
executives for their outstanding growth prospects," said Minister of
Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Clément Gignac.
"AAA's expansion will undoubtedly make our economy even more dynamic.
Montréal has become a world leader in the aerospace industry thanks to
the collective choices that we have made and the innovative companies
that have decided to set up here. Our 2011-2017 economic development
strategy will allow us to capitalize on our assets to make Montréal a
focal point for creativity and success," pointed out Gérald Tremblay,
Mayor of Montréal and President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
"The growth of a company such as AAA Canada in the Greater Montréal
region shows once again the vitality of our region in a strategic
sector of our economy. It also bolsters our region's reputation as an
international-calibre centre for the aerospace sector. AAA Canada will
benefit from the many advantages offered by the Greater Montréal's
aerospace cluster, notably, abundant and highly-skilled labour," said
Montréal International President and CEO, Jacques St-Laurent.
About AAA France
Created in 1990 to meet subcontracting needs in the aeronautics
industry, AAA France has constantly adapted its structures to remain
close to its customers. AAA has private shareholders and its executives
come from the aeronautics industry. The company provides production
intervention, industrialization and control services on aircraft,
aircraft components or any ship or rail sub-assembly, produced in-situ
by sub-contract on customer sites and in its own establishments. This
work is performed according to customer contracts in France and abroad
by dedicated teams, constituted and directed by AAA. Responsiveness is
one of the advantages allowing AAA to provide autonomous teams of
high-level professionals within very short deadlines to perform the
most complex industrial tasks. For more information: http://www.aaa-aero.com.
About Montréal International
Montréal International (MI) was created in 1996 as a result of a
private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the
economic development of metropolitan Montréal and to enhance its
international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign
investment, international organizations and qualified foreign workers,
as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of
Greater Montréal. Montréal International is funded by the private
sector, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community), the City of Montréal and the
Governments of Canada and Québec.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract more
than $8 billion in foreign investment to Greater Montréal. From these
investments, close to 45,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To
date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of the 70
international organizations to establish themselves in the city and,
attract and retain, close to 5,500 qualified foreign workers. To learn
more, please visit MI Web site at: www.montrealinternational.com.
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