TRM 2014

Manitoba’s Aerospace Industry embarked on a Technology Roadmapping Exercise in 2013 and 2014!

The following is a listing in reverse order of the key elements, events and materials which are being used to support this process.


Release of the Manitoba Aerospace Technology Road Map, February 2014

The following Technology Road Map materials are now available and constitute the complete set of documents which form the outcome of consultations and engagement with Manitoba’s aerospace sector over the past year.

This report has three principal components. The Manitoba Aerospace Technology Road Map summarizes the Working Group Technology Reports and provides an overview of the intent of this entire process. Appendix D is presented as a separate attachment to the TRM due to its size. This report is a compilation of the background work which was undertaken by NRC-Knowledge Management in support of the Technical Area Working Groups. And lastly, Appendix E is also attached as a separate document and presents a series of 25 critical technologies which the Technical Area Working Groups identified as being central to the future of Manitoba’s aerospace industry. A fourth report is also included in this listing, the Extended Executive Summary.

These reports are available for download as follows:

  1. Manitoba Aerospace Technology Road Map
  2. Appendix D – Environmental Scans in support of the Manitoba Aerospace TRM Thrust Reports
  3. Appendix E – Thrust Area Working Group Reports
  4. Extended Executive Summary of the TRM

Presentation of the TRM at the Manitoba Aerospace Meeting of February 20th, 2014

A TRM workshop was held with the participation of the aerospace stakeholders, Steering Committee members and support sector on February 20th, 2014 in Winnipeg. At this workshop the following presentations were made:

  1. Steering Committee Chair, Kim Olson – Overview of the TRM
  2. Steering Committee Deputy Chair, Ken Webb – Update from MAA
  3. Technical Area Working Group 1, Bill Noakes – Advanced Machining
  4. Technical Area Working Group 2, Serge Boulet – Robotics and Automation
  5. Technical Area Working Group 3, Loren Hendrickson and Gene Manchur – Composites
  6. Technical Area Working Group 4, Doug Roberge – Simulation Modelling and Analysis
  7. Technical Area Working Group 5, Vic Gerden – Testing and Certification
  8. Technical Area Working Group 6, Diane Kotelko – Space and Rockets

Steering Committee Meeting of January 29th, 2014

The Steering Committee met on this date to approve the final version of the TRM report, Appendices D and E and a TRM Summary document. The following items relate to this meeting.
Meeting Agenda

Meeting Outcome


Steering Committee Meeting of October 26th, 2013

The Steering Committee met on this date to review the second draft TRM report, quad reports, Communications Plan and TRM Next Steps. The following minutes were produced from this meeting.
Meeting Minutes – October 26


Steering Committee Meeting of September 26th, 2013

The Steering Committee met on this date to review the draft TRM report, consider other needs for a formal report, and propose ideas for a distribution plan. The following minutes were produced from this meeting.
Meeting Minutes – September 26


Joint WG + Steering Committee Meeting of June 24th, 2013

The Working Groups and Steering Committee met on this date to review draft reports being produced by the Working Groups. The following minutes were produced from this meeting.
Meeting Minutes – June 24


Joint WG + Steering Committee Exec Meeting of June 6th, 2013

The Thrust Group Chairs and Deputy Chairs met with the Steering Committee Exec on this date to review the work of the six groups. The specific intent of this meeting was to identify areas of overlap as well as potential synergy, and where appropriate combine similar areas of thrust.
Joint Committee Minutes – June 6


Joint WG + Steering Committee Meeting of May 16th, 2013

The Working Groups and Steering Committee met on this date for an interim report. The following minutes were produced from this meeting.
Meeting Minutes – May 16


Launch Meeting of April 18th, 2013

The entire set of Working Groups and Steering Committee met on this date for the program launch. The following materials were presented or were referenced on this occasion.


Steering Committee Meeting of April 4th, 2013

The Steering Committee met on that date to review the scope of this upcoming project. The following materials were produced as a result of this meeting, or were covered at that time.

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