The Big Four and the Competitiveness of Québec’s Aerospace Supply Chain

PHOTO: Courtesy of Concordia University

By : Catherine Howe, Global Business Reports

Supported by the broader ecosystem with an increasing emphasis on collaboration, Québec’s OEMs continue to drive the region’s aerospace industry through economic impact and access to global markets.

One of Québec’s defining characteristics is the presence of not just one but four OEMs: Bombardier, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Bell Helicopter Textron Canada. Each focused on different areas, these prime contractors drive Québec’s aerospace ecosystem and provide strong bridges to the international markets for many of their suppliers. “We are the only province in Canada with OEMs,” highlighted Suzanne M. Benoît, president at Aéro Montréal. “They play a vital role in investing in innovation and stimulating research projects and inspiring talent in our universities.”

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