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Aéro Montréal, Quebec’s aerospace cluster, announced excellent results for 2018 during its annual general meeting, held at MILA Québec, the new artificial intelligence campus. The meeting brought together some 150 senior leaders from Quebec’s aerospace industry.
To remain competitive, the industry’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have to invest in innovation. Aéro Montréal’s role is to support them in this process. Digital transformation and, more specifically, artificial intelligence, constitute a set of technologies that can no longer be neglected and which must quickly be integrated into the manufacturing processes of the industry’s entrepreneurs.
“With this in mind, we adopted a new 2019-2022 strategic plan, developed with our corporate members and industry experts,” said Suzanne M. Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal. “The success of the aerospace cluster depends on greater convergence with sectors related to ours, including artificial intelligence (AI). We must take advantage of the opportunity Montreal provides in terms of having a network of companies, researchers and research institutes that are advanced in AI to create synergies with our companies and thus offer ever more innovative solutions.”
The Industry 4.0 revolution has the potential to generate new economic value. Productivity and quality gains, as well as adapting to new customer needs will be achieved thanks to the new methods resulting from 4.0.
“The aerospace industry, which is an industry where innovation is a constant and which has the highest standards of quality and regulatory requirements in the world, must move more rapidly in shifting to 4.0,” said Benoît.
With its new vision of becoming the most innovative cluster in the world, Aéro Montréal is looking to the future with optimism, confident that Quebec’s aerospace industry will maintain its place at the forefront of international aerospace capitals.