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Join us this summer for a new McGill – ÉTS program in aerospace.

Gain valuable insights from industry experts and leading researchers and professors. This program will give you the unique opportunity to visit one of the top OEM’s in the world, and to network with other aerospace professionals.


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Date: August 11 - 15, 2014
Location: École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
AÉROÉTS, 323 Peel Street, Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3C 3R9
Fees: 1 week: CAD $ 2,395 | Per day – CAD $ 595 (for those who wish to attend 1 or 2 days only)

Program includes:

  • Opening Reception
  • Morning & afternoon refreshments daily
  • Lunch & Learn session
  • Industry Visit

Click here to register.

Best Practices in Aerospace Management

AUGUST 11 - 15, 2014

A five-day intensive practical course divided into five sessions providing a broad view of aerospace industry management best practices from leading Canadian experts.

Who Should Attend

Aerospace professionals  who need to better understand the effects of aviation regulation and certification on aerospace businesses, increase their skills in the areas of strategic planning, program management and supply chain management, and implement operational excellence in their work environments. The course will also benefit professionals from other sectors who have aerospace companies as their clients or who wish to join this industry in the future.

Best Practices in Aerospace Management


Session / Instructors

Monday, August 11
9am – 5pm Session 1: Aerospace Business & Strategy
Claude Lauzon, Aerospace Strategy Consultant, instructor at McGill University and HEC Montreal
5pm – 7pm Opening Cocktail Reception & Networking
Salle Papineau, ETS
Tuesday, August 12
9am – 5pm Session 2: Aviation Regulation & Certification
Joanne Diamant Boustead, Chief Engineer, Airworthiness & Certification, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Wednesday, August 13
9am – 5pm Session 3: Program Management in Aerospace
Christian Faucher, Senior Manager, Engineering, Support to Global Operations, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Thursday, August 14
9am – 12 noon Session 4: Managing a complex supply chain in a competitive environment
Stephen Evans, Bombardier
2pm – 5pm Visit to Pratt & Whitney Canada and Presentation: Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)
Friday, August 15
9am – 12 noon Session 5: Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement in Aerospace
Normand Sawyer, Director, Integrated Continuous Improvement System, Bombardier
12 noon – 2:00pm Lunch & Learn - Guest Speaker: Dr. Narjess ABDENNEBI
Chief, Economic Analysis and Policy Section
Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
“Latest trends in Sustainable Air Transport Development”
2:00pm – 5pm Session 5: Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement in Aerospace
Normand Sawyer, Director, Integrated Continuous Improvement System, Bombardier

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to melissa [dot] fafard [at] etsmtl [dot] ca. The following Cancellation Policy applies to all registrations:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund.
14-7 days prior to the start date: Refund of 50% of the course fees.
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill & ETS reserve the right to cancel this program 14 days prior to its start in case of insufficient registrations.

Contact Information

McGill: 514-398-5454
pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca

AÉROÉTS: 514-396-8464
Melissa [dot] Fafard [at] etsmtl [dot] ca