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CARIC members are Canadian aerospace industry players. Aircraft manufacturers, major manufacturers, engine manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, SMBs, universities, colleges and research centres work together on collaborative research projects, putting the Canadian aerospace industry and its competitiveness on the map globally.

Some CARIC members are organizations that do not typically or exclusively work in aerospace, but their breakthroughs in technology may have applications in this area.

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OEMs

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Category: OEMs
Province: Quebec
Bell Helicopter Textron Canada is the world's leading producer of rotary wing aircraft. The Mirabel facility prodces the majority of Bell Helicopter's commercial helicopter lines. Bell Helicopter began its Mirabel manufacturing operations in 1986 and has since produced nearly 4,000 helicopters for delivery worldwide. The 660,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Mirabel facility is responsible for the design, manufacturing and after-sales support of most of Bell Helicopter’s commercial helicopters. Additional (only in EN) Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. Now an industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain certification for a commercial helicopter. Over its rich history, Bell has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers around the world. With forward thinking in advanced concepts, Bell Helicopter invented tilt rotor aircraft. These unique aircraft lift like a helicopter, then fly like an airplane with twice the speed, three times the payload and five times the range of traditional helicopters. Aerospace and aircraft will never be the same.


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Bombardier Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace
Category: OEMs
Province: Quebec
With more than 37,700 employees and a leadership position in global markets, Bombardier Aerospace designs, manufactures and supports innovative aviation products for the business, commercial, specialized and amphibious aircraft markets. We have the most comprehensive aircraft portfolio and we hold the number one position in business and regional aircraft. Our high-performance aircraft and services set the standard of excellence in several markets, including: Business aircraft - Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families Commercial aircraft - new CSeries program, CRJ Series and Q-Series aircraft families Amphibious aircraft - Bombardier 415 and Bombardier 415 MP aircraft Specialized aircraft solutions - Bombardier aircraft modified for special missions Aircraft services and training - aircraft parts, maintenance, comprehensive training, technical support and publications, and online services


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CAE inc.
CAE inc.
Category: OEMs
Province: Quebec
CAE was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Canada. With customers in more than 190 locations, CAE has the broadest global reach of any simulation and training equipment and services company in the world. CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense and employs over 8,500 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in approximately 35 countries. Additionally, out of an average of 4,000 employees in Canada, approximately 1,450 employees are engineers, software developers, scientists, mathematicians, and technologists. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness, and solve challenging problems.


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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Category: OEMs
Province: Quebec
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a global aerospace leader, shaping the future of business, helicopter and regional aviation with new-generation engines. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications. P&WC's operations and service network span the globe. P&WC powers the largest fleet of business and regional aircraft and helicopters – more than 50,000 engines in more than 195 countries. P&WC employs over 9,000 people around the world including 6,135 in Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.


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INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES

Magellan
Magellan
Category: INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES
Province: Ontario
Magellan Aerospace Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace systems and components. Magellan also repairs and overhauls, tests, and provides aftermarket support services for engines, and engine structural components.


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MDA Space Missions
MDA Space Missions
Category: INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES
Province: Quebec
For more than five decades, MDA has been a trusted provider of industry-leading radar satellite systems and imagery, ground systems, space robotics, satellite antennas, electronics and payloads, surveillance and intelligence solutions, and defence systems for customers in international government and commercial sector. With this long history of innovation, breadth of expertise and industry firsts, MDA is recognized internationally as the go-to source for advanced technology and solutions used worldwide to explore and monitor land, maritime and space.


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Parker Hannifin Canada
Parker Hannifin Canada
Category: INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES
Province: Ontario
Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. Parker Hannifin Canada is a Parker Hannifin company. Parker Aerospace is one of Parker's division. Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the design, manufacture and servicing of flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. With innovative aircraft systems solutions and lifetime customer support, Parker will keep Canada's aerospace industry climbing to new heights. Parker Aerospace in Montreal is an Engineering office that supports Bombardier for the design of hydraulics and flight control systems. Administratively, the entity becoming a CARIC member is Parker Hannifin Canada.


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Thales Canada inc.
Thales Canada inc.
Category: INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES
Province: Quebec
Thales Canada has 1,908 employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence, Avionics and Transportation markets. Thales Canada is a 500 million (CAD) a year business, with a range of customers including Canadian and overseas urban rail operators, civil aviation, and defence and security agencies. Thales Canada also hosts three of Thales’ Worldwide Centres of Excellence: Business & Regional Jet Flight Control Systems, in Montreal; Optronics, in Montreal; and, Urban Rail Signalling, in Toronto.


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SMEs

3v Geomatics Inc.

Category: SMEs
Province: British Columbia
3vG’s is deriving displacement (landslides, subsidence, infrastructure movement) data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images collected form satellite. Our company’s success is directly related to our ability to develop new processing and analysis algorithms.


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Comtek Advanced Structures

Category: SMEs
Province: Ontario
Founded as a small composites repair facility in 1994, Comtek Advanced Structures is an advanced composites manufacturing, design, fabrication and repair facility. Comtek has continuously expanded its knowledge and expertise, and now offers many types of products and services to leverage this know-how for the composites industry. Specializing in out-of-autoclave processes, Comtek provides advanced composite materials solutions from conceptual design and analysis through to manufacturing, testing and airworthiness certification. Comtek leads the industry in: Custom composites manufacturing Custom aircraft parts supplier and manufacturer Advanced composite materials Bombardier aircraft parts As an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Design Approval Organization (DAO), Comtek provides custom aircraft parts repairs to fix primary and secondary structures with damage beyond SRM limits. Comtek typically services 30-100 passenger regional aircraft including CRJs, Dash 8s, ATR, Dornier, Saab, Embraer and Learjets, among others. Located in Canada with distributors worldwide, Comtek is a preferred composite manufacturer for design and repair.


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Equispheres

Category: SMEs
Province: Ontario
Equispheres develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance metal powders which are the feedstock material for additive manufacturing and cold spray repair. Equispheres proprietary, unique and patent-pending process for atomizing powder produces material that is mono-sized, spherical and fine-free. These features are highly desired by the aerospace industry as it enables repeatable and reliable production and repair of high performance and high strength parts.


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GasTOPS Ltd

Category: SMEs
Province: Ontario
Founded in 1979, our mission is to build a business that is recognized worldwide for its innovative contributions to the productivity and safety of critical machinery. GasTOPS’ products and services add value throughout the life cycle of complex and critical machines, from the design stage through to in-service operations and support. We design, manufacture and support advanced machinery fluid sensing and analysis products; including on-line, full-flow oil debris sensors and at-line oil analysis systems. Based on core competencies of machinery analysis, modeling and simulation, software engineering, condition monitoring and repair and overhaul, the company also provides a range of specialized technical and engineering services to assist in the design, development and in-service support of machinery control, monitoring and maintenance systems.


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IDS Tech Inc.

Category: SMEs


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Kognitiv Spark

Category: SMEs
Province: New Brunswick
Kognitiv Spark is changing the way organizations share information and expertise between support centres and workers on the jobsite. By creating new holographic visualization, collaboration & connectivity tools powered by the Microsoft HoloLens, Kognitiv Spark is shaping the workplace of the future in a more visual and interactive way.


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Liburdi

Category: SMEs
Province: Ontario
For over 30 years Liburdi has pioneered in the development of advanced metallurgical processes and technologies to solve the challenges faced by the Aerospace, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, and Energy Industries. Through innovation and dedication to quality, Liburdi has become the recognized leader in Gas Turbine repair and life extension technologies — as well as a leading supplier of welding systems that have become the first choice for these major industries: Aerospace, Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Transmission, Petrochemical, Electric Power Generation - Nuclear , Gas Powered, Solar, Heavy Industrial, Boiler, Tube Mills, Refrigeration, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Dairy, Electronics.


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Mannarino Systems & Software

Category: SMEs
Province: Quebec
Mannarino Systems & Software Inc. (MANNARINO) provides safety-critical systems, software and electronic hardware engineering services to the aerospace, defense, space, simulation and power generation industries. We are highly specialized in the design, verification and validation of safety-critical systems with particular expertise in the following areas: •Airborne Embedded Software (RTCA/DO-178B/C) •Real-Time Software •Systems Engineering •Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) (RTCA/DO-254) •Industrial Gas Turbine Controls Software & Simulation •Aircraft Systems Simulation MANNARINO has been authorized as a Design Approval Organization (DAO) for Airborne Software (RTCA/DO-178B/C) and Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) (RTCA/DO-254) by the National Aircraft Certification Branch of Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) ~ a first for a Canadian service-based organization. MANNARINO also offers training in the development of airborne software (RTCA/DO-178B/C).


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Precision ADM

Category: SMEs
Precision ADM provides Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Consulting services for Advanced Digital Manufacturing. This includes additive manufacturing for the Medical, Aerospace, Industrial and Energy sectors. Aerospace applications include lightweight satellite components, advanced gas turbine components, and aircraft fuselage parts. Through aerospace R&D, Precision ADM will be able to develop improved lightweight components, advanced Additive Manufacturing powders (super-alloys) and reduce the design and test time to turn a product concept to production. Precision ADM also works closely clients, OEM's and academia to research and implement improved surface finishing technologies, inspection techniques, and post-processing requirements.


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Safran Helicopter Engines Canada Inc

Category: SMEs
Province: Quebec
Since its inauguration in January 2003, Safran Helicopter Engines Canada has provided North American customers with support services for the Arriel and Arrius engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories.

Safran Helicopter Engines Canada holds the worldwide mandate for purchasing and distribution of tooling for its turbines' after-sales service.

Safran Helicopter Engines Canada has been and is still involved in several R&D projects linked to its activities through CRIAQ and other partnerships. These projects involve universities, SMEs and OEMs from Quebec and from France.


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Shimco North America inc.

Category: SMEs
Province: Ontario
Shimco is a world-leader in the manufacture of standard and custom aerospace-grade shims, shim materials and machined parts, to the OEM, Tier 1 and MRO aerospace market. A majority of the world’s aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers buy from Shimco. Shimco has modern, high-precision CNC machines that can produce any standard or custom laminated, solid, tapered or edge-bonded shim, washer, filler, spacer or small detail, in single-piece orders (AOG, Rush) or large batches. Shimco is ISO 2008:AS9100C certified, Canadian Controlled Goods registered, winner of the 2014 Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence Award and is one of a select few recipients of the Bell Helicopter Premier Supplier award. Shimco also provides special coatings (Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation) for high corrosion and wear applications. Shimco has invested in research and development activities internally for over 25 years, particularly since 2011, under new ownership. Shimco has been transforming itself into a world-leader in innovative shim technologies, partnering with suppliers, customers and now academic research institutions to incorporate new technologies into aerospace components used in assemblies.


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UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Camosun college's applied research and innovation
Camosun college's applied research and innovation
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: British Columbia
Carleton University
Carleton University
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Ontario
The university provides an excellent education and experience to its more than 24,000 full- and part-time students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its more than 875 academic staff are recognized internationally for their scholarship and cutting-edge research in more than 50 disciplines. Carleton’s reputation is built on its strengths in the fields of journalism, public affairs, international affairs, architecture and high technology. Its students benefit from the interdisciplinary, active, hands-on approach to teaching and research practiced by its faculty members and from the numerous partnerships the university has with the federal government, other universities and private sector partners.


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École Polytechnique de Montréal
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Quebec
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It is the largest engineering university in Québec for the size of its student body and the scope of its research activities. With over 43,000 graduates, Polytechnique Montréal has graduated 25% of the current members of the l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Polytechnique provides more than 120 programs, has 265 professors and more than 8,000 students. It has an annual operating budget of over $200 million, including a $80-million research budget.


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École de Technologie Supérieure
École de Technologie Supérieure
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Quebec
L’École de technologie supérieure est une constituante du réseau de l’Université du Québec. Spécialisée dans l’enseignement et la recherche appliqués en génie et le transfert technologique, elle forme des ingénieurs et des chercheurs reconnus pour leur approche pratique et innovatrice. Depuis sa création, elle entretient un partenariat unique avec le milieu des affaires et l’industrie, tant avec les grandes entreprises que les PME. Par sa mission particulière axée sur le génie appliqué et ses liens étroits avec les organisations, l’ÉTS se distingue nettement des établissements universitaires québécois. Elle est de plus la seule école d’ingénierie au Québec qui offre des programmes de baccalauréat en génie créés spécifiquement pour les diplômés de niveau collégial technique désirant se doter d’une formation universitaire.


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Queen's University
Queen's University
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Ontario
Queen’s University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 and is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions. Queen’s is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas, including aerospace. A midsize university with 780 full time faculty members, it currently ranks 6th in Canada for research intensity (research income per full time faculty). Several of the research activities carried out at Queen's, especially in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, have direct relevance to the aerospace industry. They include the numerical simulation of turbulent flows over smooth and rough surfaces (Dr. Piomelli), unsteady aerodynamics (Dr. Rival), jet noise (Dr. Pollard), combustion and turbomachinery (Dr. Birk), the study of helicopter rotor wakes (Dr. Piomelli). In addition to the work in fluid mechanics and energy systems, active areas of research with aeronautical applications include researchers in design and manufacturing: lightweight design and Finite Element Analysis (Dr. Kim), noise/vibration and health monitoring (Dr. Mechefske), control and mechatronics (Dr. Surgenor), laser cutting and joining (Dr. Zak), micro systems (Dr. Lai), and metal forming (Dr. Jeswiet).


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Ryerson University
Ryerson University
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Ontario
Ryerson is Canada's comprehensive innovation university. With an average annual increase of 14 percent over the last five years, research funding at Ryerson is growing rapidly. Our researchers solve real-world problems, using collaborative research methods, and partnering with industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations to improve processes, develop new technologies and services, and create new companies and social enterprises. Innovations developed by Ryerson researchers improve Canadian businesses, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians. Ryerson has more than 125 innovative research centres, institutes, and labs across a wide range of disciplines, and we have 17 allocated Canada Research Chairs. Ryerson is quickly becoming world-renowned for its approach to advancing innovation. In particular, Ryerson is recognized for the creation of its innovation ‘zones’ that bring together faculty, students, and industry partners to solve research problems, providing opportunities for students to learn by working with industry clients or by creating their own companies. Ryerson University is actively partnering with aerospace manufacturers looking to expand their production and innovation capacity. Our Department of Aerospace Engineering is the first stand-alone department of its kind in Canada and actively participates in strategic Canadian aerospace research initiatives, including the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ), the Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN), and the Downsview Aerospace cluster for Innovation and Research (DAIR) group. Key areas of research include morphing aircrafts for green aviation, advanced aircraft manufacturing and smart tooling, composite materials, space systems, aerodynamics, propulsion systems, flight controls, automated systems and aircraft interior design and manufacturing. Ryerson has significant laboratory and testing facilities which includes the facility for research on aerospace materials and engineered structures, large subsonic wind tunnel, flight simulation laboratory, intelligent manufacturing and robotics laboratory, aircraft interior design and manufacturing laboratory (under construction). Ryerson is training tomorrow’s industry leaders through one of only two Canadian undergraduate programs in Aerospace Engineering accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI) is a leading innovation hub that provides cutting-edge aerospace education and training as well as facilities for advanced research and development. It has garnered international recognition for its "learn-to-hire" program, which connects companies with students who will use their advanced training and skills to address existing research and design projects.


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McGill University
McGill University
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Quebec
Our 11 faculties and 11 professional schools offer more than 300 programs to some 39,500 graduate, undergraduate and continuing studies students. McGill ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and 21st in the world (QS World University Rankings). The University is proud to be named one of Montreal's Top Employers 2014.


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University of Windsor
University of Windsor
Category: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Province: Ontario
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the largest capital project on campus to date, opened in the fall of 2012 as a world-class hub for innovation, featuring the latest in classroom teaching technology, an Industrial Courtyard for collaborative work with the region and 80 research labs.


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RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

National Research Council of Canada
National Research Council of Canada
Category: RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
Province: Ontario
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development. NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people's lives and addresses some of the world's most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future. Each year our scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market. We have the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities and global networks to support Canadian businesses.


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ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Category: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Province: Ontario
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is a not-for-profit organization advocating on aerospace policy issues that have a direct impact on aerospace companies and aerospace jobs in Canada. Through our network of member companies, our productive relationships with federal government departments and agencies, and our globe-spanning international contacts, we help Canada’s aerospace industry remain competitive and take advantage of new aerospace opportunities.


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Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec
Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec
Category: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Province: Quebec
GARDN
GARDN
Category: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Province: Quebec
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) is a non-profit organization funded by the Business-Led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) of the Government of Canada and the Canadian aerospace industry. To increase Canada’s aerospace competitiveness, GARDN funds collaborative projects that can reduce the environmental footprint of the next generation of aircraft, engines and avionics systems developed in Canada. GARDN helps its members from academia and industry bring their innovative ideas to life.


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Innovitech
Innovitech
Category: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS


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