Women in Aerospace Luncheon

July 29 at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo, WA

This unique, three-hour event brings together the industry’s leading female managers and executives to discuss our region’s most important aerospace supply chain issues.  Hear Boeing and Tier 1 leaders explain how the latest supply chain initiatives are fostering innovation and improving processes while reducing costs and increasing global competition.

During this women-focused event, you will build business relationships and enjoy peer-to-peer networking with industry professionals.

What You Will Gain by Attending:

·         Insights and opportunities in the aerospace manufacturing supply chain

·         The latest market intelligence

·         Powerful connections with your peers

For more information: http://pnaa.net/events/other-events/2015-women-in-aerospace


VIAA Directors at Cansec 2015 Roundtable

VIAA is aggressively marketing Vancouver Island to the global aerospace industry at CANSEC 2015.

CANSEC is Canada’s premier defense trade show. It is occurring May 27 & 28, 2015 in Ottawa. The trade show is attended by over 30 international countries.

VIAA Directors at Cansec 2015VIAA Treasurer Ray Brougham will then continue onto Montreal where he will be bidding on a multi-year contract with Bombardier. This would insure cooperation between industry, UVic’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR), and Camosun College. VIAA continues to expose Vancouver Island as a credible supply base to global industry leaders such as Bombardier, Boeing, and Airbus.

“With the immense depth of talent we have on Vancouver Island in the Aerospace and associated industries we believe we can make a significant contribution to the requirements of Prime aircraft manufacturers both in Canada and Globally.” – Mark Sylvester, President of VIAA

Vancouver Island Aerospace exhibit at the Comox Air Show Aug 17 2015

“Come celebrate 70 years of the RCAF in the Comox Valley with some of the most amazing machines ever built at the 2015 Comox Air Show.

The Air Show is part of our 2015 Armed Forces Day celebrations. It’s our chance to welcome you on-base and for you to get up close with the men and women of the Canadian Forces and see the equipment we use each day protecting Canadians and Canadian values.” Comox Airshow, full page here

Vancouver Island Aerospace exhibit at ADSE Aug 8 2013

“The BC aerospace sector is a successful, high value, high technology engineering, manufacturing and service industry. The opportunity for Canadian and international aerospace industry partners to come together to capitalize on assets and capabilities has never been more timely.  The current Aerospace Review implementation process has government and industry engaging together like never before to grow the aerospace sector.

Ensuring that business, industry and government are all working together to create opportunities and access to the key technologies required for the aerospace products in the future is critical if we are to grow, create new jobs and generate increased wealth in our economy.” – ADSE, full expo details here

BC Companies at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association annual conference

Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour

“British Columbia is a leader in the aerospace industry with a geographic advantage. Our province offers the necessary intellectual and natural capital to compete in a 21st-century economy that relies significantly on emerging markets and opportunities.” – Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, full article here