Educational Integration

Education is an integral part of QAM's vision. Schools and universities will be regularly invited to actively participate in student projects that enhance student education and the development of the museum. This includes aerospace-related institutions such as the École des métiers de l’aérospatiale de Montréal (ÉMAM), the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA) and the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), as well as other educational institutions offering related training, such as Collège Montmorency which has a well- regarded museology program.

The first student project saw two teams of mechanical engineering students at ÉTS design a jig to support QAM's Avro CF-100 canuck to facilitate structural repairs and reinstallation of the landing gear on this rare jet fighter. This first initiative perfectly illustrates the vision of integrating the educational community into MAQ projects.

Illustrations of the jigs designed by mechanical engineering students to support the Avro CF-100 Canuck being restored by QAM volunteers (ÉTS).

A second project, still linked to our Avro CF-100 Canuck, was carried out with a new group of mechanical engineering student candidates from ÉTS. This time, the goal was to design universal carts for transporting and storing aircraft components, such as wings, empennage and wingtip tanks.

Two projects are currently underway on the ÉNA side. They consist of restoring two ground power units (GPUs) to working order. You can find more information about it here.

The two ground power units being restored by ÉNA student volunteers.



Last update: 30-11-2023.

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