When Canada was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, CAE answered the Canadian government’s call on the private sector to step up and help produce life-saving medical equipment.
Leveraging its trademark innovation and vast network of Canadian suppliers, CAE partnered with the Canadian government to design, build and manufacture a made-in-Canada ventilator. Two months after work began, the CAE Air1 ventilator received Health Canada certification and the first of 10,000 units began shipping across the country.
“CAE, one of Canada’s leading aerospace firms, stepped up early on with their commitment to produce a made-in-Canada ventilator design that will help save the lives of COVID-19 patients battling the disease. Today’s announcement is a testament to CAE’s agility and innovative capability. I am glad that we were able to support CAE in accelerating the design and manufacturing of CAE Air1 ventilator that is now ready to be used by our frontline healthcare workers.”
– the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.