Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada to Hold National Forum in British Columbia

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Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada to hold National Forum in British Columbia


Abbotsford (BC), August 12, 2016 – The Consortium for Aerospace Research an Innovation in Canada (CARIC) announced it will hold its next National Research Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia in spring 2017. Today’s announcement was made during the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo in Abbotsford, BC.

“This is the third National Research Forum and the first time it will be held in western Canada, said Denis Faubert President and CEO of CARIC. “We are excited to bring this forum to British Columbia and to be showcasing the innovative aerospace research projects taking place throughout the country.”

“For the Green Aviation and Research Development Network (GARDN), the Forum is the opportunity to meet with very well-involved BC partners and touch base on ongoing projects in both shared and specific areas of interest, namely the environment and the application of biofuels in the aerospace industry,” added Sylvain Cofsky, GARDN’s Executive Director.

CARIC facilitates coast-to-coast collaboration to leverage expertise in the fields of research and innovation. Since its creation in 2014, CARIC has partnered on 27 individual projects worth $36.4 million. Through CARIC’s regional office with the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada – Pacific (AIAC Pacific), CARIC and AIAC Pacific promote and develop aerospace business in British Columbia and identify future opportunities for collaborative research.

“We are excited to see CARIC’s next national forum taking place in British Columbia,” said Jim Quick, President & Chief Executive Officer of AIAC. “AIAC Pacific’s partnership with CARIC is helping to bring new research and development projects into reality, while helping to foster a culture of aerospace innovation in British Columbia.”



CARIC is a non-profit organization that was created in 2014 with the support of the federal government. Its mission is to generate and foster dialogue and collaboration within the aerospace industry and provide financial support to launch research and development projects.


About AIAC Pacific

AIAC created AIAC Pacific with a mandate to promote and develop aerospace business in BC by acting as an advocate and facilitator among industry and government. AIAC Pacific speaks with a cohesive voice for the industry; it provides access for BC companies to national and international programs; and, it aims to develop a strong relationship with the provincial government. AIAC Pacific has a unique relationship with AIAC in that it is the only provincial entity managed by the national association.





Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC)
Flavie Côté, Senior Communications Officer
514 313-7561, ext. 234
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