[Avionics Today April 22, 2014] Bombardier has launched the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), an initiative aimed at uniting the Canadian aerospace industry, university and research institution leaders to advance aerospace technology.
Organized in collaboration with Industry Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), CARIC was officially launched in Montréal, Quebec at the seventh annual Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) forum.
Establishing CARIC was first recommended in the Aerospace Review Report produced by the Government of Canada in 2011. “As founding members of CRIAQ, we have been actively engaged in the forging of strong ties between universities, research centers and the industry in Québec. We are equally committed to the development of the new national network, which will allow us to collaborate with the best researchers from across Canada.
This close collaboration of all aerospace players in Canada will contribute greatly to our competitiveness on the global scale," said François Caza, vice president and chief engineer, Bombardier Aerospace.