FARNBOROUGH, England, July 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Aerospace Industries
Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased by the announcement made today by
Bombardier Aeronautics to launch the CSeries family of 110 to 130 seat family
"It's a great day for the Canadian aerospace industry, the fourth largest
globally" said Dr. Claude Lajeunesse, President of AIAC. "This announcement is
a testimony to our industry's excellence in innovation, to the level of our
ingenuity as well as to the know-how and productivity of the worker of the
Canadian aerospace industry" he added.
An undisputed innovation champion, the Canadian aerospace sector is
crucial to the future of the Canadian economy. It generated revenues of
22,7 billion dollars in 2007, 82 per cent of which in exports. The industry
provides direct employment to more than 82,000 workers. Today's announcement
will translate into a significant increase in this performance in the years to
"Bombardier's capacity to innovate has always been at the heart of its
success. The CSeries program further confirms the foresight of this globally
renowned Canadian multinational, leader of our aerospace industry" states Dr.
"I would like to congratulate the governments of Canada and Québec for
their wise investment decisions which are repayable and will generate
considerable economic spin-offs." Dr. Lajeunesse concluded.
AIAC is the national association which represents the interests of over
400 nationwide Canadian aerospace manufacturers and service providers.
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