AIAC applauds Prime Minister's acknowledgement of Canadian excellence in aerospace

    OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Aerospace Industries Association of
Canada (AIAC) is pleased with an announcement made today by Prime Minister
Harper and Minister Christian Paradis confirming that the Government of Canada
has awarded a contract for a comprehensive aircrew training equipment and
service solution to a pan-Canadian team lead by CAE Inc.
    Dr. Claude Lajeunesse, president of the AIAC, said that the contract is a
strong example of Canada's capabilities and excellence in the aerospace
industry from coast-to-coast. "We are very pleased with the Prime Minister's
acknowledgement that the aerospace industry is a thriving sector within the
Canadian economy and that substantial R&D investment must be made now if
Canada is to remain a world leader in aerospace."
    "AIAC would like to offer its collaboration to the Prime Minister and his
colleagues in order to ensure that Canadians receive the full advantage of the
benefits and stimulus that the procurement of much needed military equipment
can represent for our country in both the short and long term."

    The AIAC is the national trade association representing Canada's
aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world's fourth largest
aerospace industry, Canada's aerospace sector generates $23 billion annually
and employs more than 80,000 Canadians. Eighty-two per cent of Canadian
aerospace products are exported. AIAC represents the interests of 400
aerospace companies across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Maryse Harvey, Vice-President Public Affairs,
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, (613) 760-4562,

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