About AIAC

2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit
Canada's Leading National Aerospace Event

The 2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit is proudly hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).

As the national voice of the Canadian aerospace industry, AIAC strives to build a business and investment climate in which Canadian aerospace companies can continue to grow and compete on the world stage. Working in close collaboration with our members, government, and industry stakeholders at home and around the world, we promote the global competitiveness of Canadian aerospace in a number of ways:

  • Providing advice and facilitating industry involvement in the development of programs and policies designed to foster Canadian aerospace capabilities, including research and technology, supply chain development, global market access, and procurement
  • Leveraging our involvement in international aerospace networks and associations to promote Canadian interests and capabilities to the global aerospace community
  • Facilitating a Canadian aerospace presence at key trade shows around the world and leading trade missions to specific geographic markets and key customers
  • Enhancing public perceptions and attitudes about the Canadian aerospace industry amongst decision-makers, opinion-shapers, the media and the public at large
  • Hosting the annual Canadian Aerospace Summit as the primary venue for international buyers and suppliers to build relationships and do business with Canadian aerospace companies

AIAC Members

Aerospace companies in Canada are global leaders in regional aircraft, avionics, business jets, commercial helicopters, aircraft engines, flight simulation, landing gear, and space systems.  Canada offers innovative solutions backed by a highly skilled workforce, continuous investment in aerospace research and development, and Transport Canada  internationally respected regulatory framework.


AIAC Board of Directors 

Executive Directors

CHAIR: John Maris President, Marinvent Corporation
VICE-CHAIR: David Gossen, President IMP Aerospace & Defence
PAST CHAIR: Dave Curtis, President & CEO, Viking Air, Ltd.
HONORARY TREASURER & SECRETARY: Keith Donaldson, Director, Sales & Business Development, Apex Industries Inc.

Executive At Large

Cynthia Garneau, President, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. Bruce Lennie, Vice President, Business Development & Government Affairs, Rolls Royce Canada Ltd.
Marc Parent, President & CEO, CAE Inc. Mike Pley, Chief Executive Officer, COM DEV International Ltd.
Pierre Pyun, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bombardier John Saabas, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
Daniel Verreault, Vice President, Government Relations & Business Development, GE Canada  


View the complete list of AIAC`s Board of Directors.