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Aerolia Canada develops in Mirabel

News International-French

9 Oct 2013

Another milestone in the development of Aerolia and its subsidiary Aerolia Canada was achieved on September 27, 2013 in Quebec on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the new Aerolia site in Mirabel.

This ceremony took place in Mirabel in the presence of Ms Pauline Marois, Quebec Prime Minister, of Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and of Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister, at the invitation of Christian Cornille, CEO of the Aerolia Group and of Marie-Agnes Veve, CEO of Aerolia Canada.

Joint expertise on a single site
Covering an area of 7,300 m², this site is located against the Montreal-Mirabel Airport and will be the home for assembling the centre fuselage, designed by the Aerolia Canada team in their design offices in Toulouse and Montreal, of the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.

The site is composed of three work areas dedicated to Engineering and to Services and of three halls in the North aisle reserved for preparation, assembly and outfitting of electrical systems and piping as well as for testing of equipped fuselages before delivering them to Bombardier.

A two-steps process
As part of the commitments made to Bombardier in 2011, the work performed in Mirabel will ramp up for the programme while the first aircraft subassemblies are manufactured on Aerolia St Nazaire and M’Ghira sites, in France and Tunisia.

Meeting commitments
The Aerolia programme in Mirabel is based on the continuous concern of Aerolia to be able to satisfy the expectations of Bombardier on its new business aircraft programme.

This Aerolia investment complies with the commitments made to the Quebec and Canadian Governments within the framework of public grant awards for the programme.

Fresh boost on Mirabel
Finally, following an entrepreneurial approach, the Management of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) set up a real dynamics for its new business model strategy.

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