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anada’s aerospace production generates US$12.4 billion in sales (2009). Quebec handles more than 60% of that production, most of which is concentrated in and around Montreal.

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Aerospace composites in Quebec:
a wealth of players and R&D
Market survey
Greater Montreal Composites Conclusion

Located not far from New York, the Greater Montreal metropolitan area is one of the world’s three major aerospace hubs, along with Seattle and Toulouse. Practically all of Quebec’s aerospace industry is based there, along with most of Canada’s aerospace R&D. Composite materials have become an absolute must in the industry, and the region and its manufacturers are investing in them more and more.
strategy and on specialized institutional players like the Quebec aerospace association AQA, which is the largest Canadian association to represent and uphold Quebec’s smaller businesses and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ). One example of the strategy is a range of tax measures that allow large businesses and foreign manufacturers to reduce their R&D costs by 40% or more. Other aid mechanisms encourage companies to pool their research activities within consortiums. There is also a five-year degressive provincial tax exemption for foreign research scientists, managers and specialists who come to work in Quebec. and R&D facilities, Montreal is able to cover the full aeronautical spectrum. The Greater Montreal metropolitan area is one of the rare places in the world where you can find nearly all aircraft components within a 30-km radius. The region also has a highly reputed network of universities and technical schools.

The presence of world-class specifiers, technical centres and equipment manufacturers is a sign of the prestige enjoyed by Quebec’s aerospace industry. All together, they provide jobs for 80% of the industry’s workers and generate 90% of its sales. Several large manufacturers are based in the area, including Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada. A number of major equipment manufacturers are also established there, such as GE Canada, Aveos and Rolls-Royce Canada, HérouxDevtek, Lockheed Martin, Rheinmetall Canada, MDA Space, Esterline CMC Electronics, Messier-Dowty, Turbomeca and Thales Avionique. The region is also home to a large number of international organizations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the global headquarters of the Cospas-Sarsat Programme (international satellite-based search and rescue system) and the Canadian space agency (CSA). Another significant fact is that 80% of Quebec’s aerospace production is exported. The region relies on a dynamic investment

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With 98% of Quebec’s aerospace business based in the Greater Montreal area, the region joins Seattle and Toulouse as one of the world’s three largest aerospace hubs. One out of every 190 Quebeckers works in the aerospace industry; one out of every 95 Greater Montreal inhabitants has an aerospace-related job. 234 aerospace companies are based in Greater Montreal, employing 40,200 people, which is more than 50% of the Canadian aerospace sector’s total workforce. Seventy percent of Canada’s aerospace R&D is carried out there. The region’s companies have formed the Aéro Montréal industrial cluster in Greater Montreal to exchange, work together and optimize the industry competitiveness. With its world-class Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

We decided to map out the locations where composite parts are designed, manufactured, assembled or tested, as exhaustively as possible (see Figure 1). Even if the region has not exactly been a pioneer in composites, it is now clearly putting its efforts into becoming a major player in that sector. Its universities and research centres have an excellent international reputation. Companies there like Bombardier and Bell Helicopter are acting as catalysts. As contractors continue to cut down on subcontractors, the sector’s smaller businesses will probably need to reach a critical size before they are allowed to “play with the big boys”. But this is also the case elsewhere (see interview on page 16).

The local composite industry should benefit from the region’s dynamism and heavy focus on R&D in the aerospace sector. More information: www.aeromontreal.ca www.aqa.ca www.criaq.aero www.mdeie.gouv.qc.ca/aerospatiale


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Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE
Companies
Spirit AeroSystems and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes enter into agreements
CTRM and CTL to commercialize composites testing in Asia
IDI Composites International announces installation of automated BMC production line
Umeco and Shanghai Leadgo Technology form a joint venture in China
SAIC awarded USD 11 million contract to deliver manufacturing facility for composite building materials
Airbus completes allocation of A350 XWB airframe work packages to China
Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
Agenda of events
Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
BUSINESS
Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
Trend - Composites and the carbon label
FEATURE - AUTOMOTIVE
Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
USER'S PLATFORM
Composites in the world - Agile as a snake for ice climbing
Recyclable emergency snow shovel
Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
KNOW-HOW
Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend - Composites and the carbon label
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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