MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2013) -
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During a cornerstone-laying ceremony held today at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) announced that it will invest $9.5 million in a new custom-built facility for leading French aerostructure firm Aerolia. The firm, a member of the EADS Group, will use the facility to produce the equipped centre fuselage for Bombardier's Global 7000* and 8000* business jets.
"Aéroports de Montréal offered to provide Aerolia with a turnkey facility to help the company establish its operations in Québec. In addition to the site's inherent advantages, the offer was instrumental in Aerolia's decision to open its first North American factory in Montréal-Mirabel's industrial park," said Henri-Paul Martel, Vice-President, Planning, Engineering and Construction, ADM.
Aerolia will lease the facility under an initial 15-year agreement, with the option to renew for three further five-year periods. With a surface area of 7,300 square metres, the building will house the head office of Aerolia's Canadian subsidiary, as well as manufacturing workshops, a warehouse and logistics area.
ADM has commissioned Syscomax Construction, a Québec contractor with a well-established record at Mirabel, to complete the project according to the design-build model. This model was favoured over the traditional sequential model, primarily to save time. The facility is expected to be completed by early February 2014. In addition to financing the project, ADM will oversee quality control and workplace safety during construction on the site.
Aerolia's move to Montréal-Mirabel will create some 150 jobs at the airport and strengthen its position as a world-class aerospace hub. Montréal-Mirabel is already home to a number of major aerospace industry players, including Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, L-3 MAS, Mecachrome, Safran, Avianor et Nolinor.
About Aéroports de Montréal
ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.
For further information on Aéroports de Montréal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.
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