MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, congratulates Bombardier Aerospace on the occasion of the maiden flight of its CSeries aircraft in Mirabel, Quebec. In an emotionally charged moment, the aircraft took off and landed today in front of a crowd filled with wonder and pride, marking an historic milestone in Québec's aerospace industry.
"The first flight of an aircraft is an unforgettable experience," said Maria Della Posta, Chair of the Board of Directors of Aéro Montréal and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "On behalf of the entire aerospace industry, I want to congratulate the team at Bombardier Aerospace for this remarkable achievement that demonstrates the expertise and passion of Bombardier and its partners"
"The CSeries aircraft has reconfirmed Québec's position as a global leader in aerospace," said Suzanne Benoît, President of Aéro Montréal. "By penetrating the tightly closed long-haul commercial aircraft market, Bombardier Aerospace is propelling our industry to new heights. This revolutionary aircraft program, which has already had a major impact on research and development communities in Québec, is facilitating the establishment of a world-class expertise in Québec and strengthening the international competitive position of the entire value chain, including many of our SMEs."
On behalf of members of Québec's aerospace cluster, Aéro Montréal thanks Bombardier Aerospace for its visionary leadership that is mobilizing the industry, lifting employee creativity and opening the door to a bright and exciting future. With over 100 years of history, Québec's aerospace industry is continuing to grow in a sustainable way by innovating and pushing the boundaries of today's technologies to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
About Aéro Montréal
Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, is a strategic think tank that groups all the major decision makers in Québec's aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions.
Aéro Montréal's mission is to mobilize industry players around common goals and concerted actions to increase the cohesion and optimize competitiveness of Québec's aerospace cluster. It aims to foster the growth and expansion of the cluster so as to ensure that it may continue to create wealth for Montréal, Québec and Canada. To find out more about Aéro Montréal, visit www.aeromontreal.ca.
SOURCE: Aéro Montréal
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