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

CANSEC 2015

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

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association’s 14th Annual Aerospace Conference 2015

VIAA joins Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association’s 14th Annual Aerospace Conference – Lynwood, Washington, February 10-12 2015

VIAA had the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in Aerospace!  In addition to many of the industry’s leading speakers including representatives from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Spirit AeroSystems, STELIA Aerospace, and executives from around the world joined us to meet and network. More information about the conference here.

VIAA launches at VIEA – Nanaimo, Oct 29 2014

Four leaders from Vancouver Island based companies answer questions about the aerospace industry to government, private sector, and the economic development community.

Vancouver Island Aerospace Association officially launches, with initial donations and commitments of support from island companies, airport authorities, all economic development regions, local, federal and provincial government. More about the summit here

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 students get green light, securing Boeing Seattle internships.

“Vancouver Island’s aerospace industry is about to get a shot in the arm as Boeing has agreed to provide paid internships for Island university students starting next summer. According to the agreement signed with the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and Vancouver Island University, one student from each school will be hired by the aerospace giant, starting in the summer of 2014.” – Victoria Times Colonist, Full article here