The Coalition for Greener Aircraft is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing smarter, more efficient and effective technologies while reducing the environmental footprint of the aeronautical industry.
The Coalition’s vision is to maintain Québec's competitive position in a fast-evolving global aeronautical market, through research and development activities, in response to new environmental regulations in the fight against climate change.
Phase 2 of the SA²GE project, (Smart Affordable Green Efficient), was officially launched on October 6, 2016. Initiated in response to a call for proposals led by the Government of Quebec in late 2015, Phase 2 is consistent with the major mobilizing projects for the province.
The Coalition For Greener Aircraft
By March 2020, this new cohort, comprised of Bombardier, CAE, CMC Electronics, TexaXion and Thales Canada, will complete a series of strategic initiatives that will mobilize resources within Quebec's SMEs, universities and research centers. Each of these companies will develop innovative solutions in the fields of manufacturing, avionics, optics and megadata analysis, and will bring them to the stage of technological demonstrators.
Following a third call for proposals launched by the Government of Quebec in 2018, Phase 3 of the SA²GE major developmental project was announced on February 22, 2019. Four sub-projects were selected and will be developed by Bell Textron Canada, Bombardier, CMC Electronics and TeraXion by March 2021.
These sub-projects are designed to encourage innovation and the mobilization of Quebec industry by promoting collaboration with SMEs, universities and research centres and the achievement of environmental gains.
The SA²GE project was set up in 2010 by the government within the framework of the Quebec Strategy for Research and Innovation. The first phase was conducted from 2010 to 2015 and involved six large companies, 28 SMEs, and 16 universities and research centres in Quebec. The second phase totals $ 93 million in eligible expenditures. The Quebec Government’s support of $ 40 million is earmarked in the 2015-2016 Budget, as part of the Quebec Aerospace Strategy and the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change.
Finally, the third phase amounts to $ 50 million and $ 25 million comes from the Government of Quebec.