Registration - In-house Organization

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada / Association des Industries Aérospatiales du Canada / James Quick, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada / Association des Industries Aérospatiales du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: James Quick, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-17
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 781727-16511
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 420

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 10

Version 1 of 45 (2008-01-17 to 2008-12-11)

Version 1 of 45 (2008-01-17 to 2008-12-11) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada / Association des Industries Aérospatiales du Canada
1200 - 60 QUEEN STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 5Y7
Canada
Telephone number: 613-232-4297
Fax number: 613-232-1142  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: CLAUDE LAJEUNESSE, PRESIDENT & CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (AIAC) IS AN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING IN EXCESS OF 400 LARGE, MEDIUM AND SMALL CANADIAN ENTERPRISES THAT GENERATED MORE THAN 79,000 HIGH TECH JOBS AND REVENUES IN EXCESS OF $22BILLION IN 2006. THE ASSOCIATION IS THE VOICE OF CANADA'S AEROSPACE INDUSTRY. AIAC ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS UNDERTAKES ADVOCACY, EXPORT PROMOTION AND EVENT PLANNING ACTIVITIES.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: AIAC HAS APPROXIMATELY 400 MEMBERS CLASSED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES BASED ON THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITY IN CANADA OR THEIR SALES REVENUE. BRIEFLY, THE CATEGORY CLASS DISTINCTION BREAKS DOWN IN THE FOLLOWING FASHION (SPECIAL CATEGORY WHOSE REVNUE EXCEEDS $225M IN SALES; CATEGORY I HAS THREE SUB-CLASSES BETWEEN $20M AND $225M; CATEGORY II COMPRISES SIX SUB-CLASSES FROM UP TO $500,000 TO $20M IN SALES). AFFILIATE MEMBER COMPANIES COMPRISE FOREIGN COMPANIES WHO CANNOT FALL UNDER THE DEFINITION OF ORDINARY MEMBER. FINALLY, THERE IS AN ASSOCIATE CLASS TO ACCOMMODATE PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS OF WHICH WE HAVE 8 IN THIS GROUPING (B.C., MANITOBA, NOVA SCOTIA, ONTARIO, QUEBEC, NEW BRUNSWICK, ALBERTA AND NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR). MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAID BASED ON THE COMPANY'S SALES REVENUE WHICH IS REVIEWED ANNUALLY AND MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL IS A MATTER OF BOARD CONSIDERATION.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: ERIC ALEXANDER
Position title: DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Maryse Harvey
Position title: Vice President, Public Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: RON KANE
Position title: Vice President, Defence and Space
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: CLAUDE LAJEUNESSE
Position title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Public offices held: Yes
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Environment Canada, Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, National Defence (DND), National Research Council (NRC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Transport Canada (TC), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Defence, Government Procurement, Industry, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Over the last year AIAC's advocacy efforts were directed towards: 1) the establishment of a successor program to Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC); 2) implementation of an appropriate industrial benefits strategy for Department of National Defence (DND) procurements, specifically on the acquisition of new strategic and tactical aircraft and medium/heavy-lift helicopters; 3) resolution of problematic US export control issues (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) impacting Canadian aerospace firms; and, 4) confirming Canadian participation in the next phase of the US-led Joint Strike Fighter program.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Advocacy priorities will continue to focus on: 1) ensuring that the Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative (successor program to TPC) provides effective, adequate funding under the right terms and conditions to support industry-led aerospace Research and Development (R&D); 2) maximizing the industrial benefits for Canada's aerospace industry from DND's procurements; 3) ensuring that airworthiness/certification regualtions functions do not unduly constrain the global competitiveness of Canadian aerospace firms; 4) securing open access to the US defence market and removing obstalces to Canadian aerospace firms accessing US-origin controlled technologies and partnering with their American counterparts; 5) facilitating the participation of Canadian aerospace firms on-board new development programs and in global supply chains; and 6), developing a well-trained workforce. In addition AIAC will continue advocate for the implementation of a comprehensive national aerospace strategy.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Airworthiness & Certification Regulations
Policy or Program Canadian Controlled Goods Policy
Policy or Program Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy
Policy or Program Promotion of Export Market Development
Policy or Program Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Planning for Farnborough Air Show 2008-07-07



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