Aerospace Technology Centre (CTA)

Collège Edouard-Montpetit

CTA is a college centre specializing in applied research and technology transfer, affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. CTA’s mission is to support the aerospace industry and provide customers and partners, mainly SMEs, with applied research services to increase their knowledge, productivity and competitiveness, and the quality of their products, processes and services.


Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Aeronautics
  • Composites
  • Inspection (metal and composites) – NDT
  • Transportation
  • Machining
  • Robotization


Point of contact:

Maya Dagher

Assistant Director of Administrative Services

Office: (450) 678-3561 poste 4682



Mailing address:

Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA)
École nationale d’aérotechnique du cégep Édouard-Montpetit
5555, place de la Savane
Saint-Hubert, Québec
J3Y 8Y9



Technical and Business Services

Design Services

Concept ideation & design review

Technology Validation and Transfer

Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)

Sample analysis & testing

Technology development

Product testing

Field trials/Simulation

Technology evaluation / validation

Components/parts fabrication

Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

Regulatory guidance

Early-Stage Business Development

Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

Scientific report writing

Reverse engineering

Problem solving

Ingredient selection and recommendations

Facilitation service (introduction)

Testing Services

Performance Monitoring and Management

Customized machining (including laser machining)

Proof of concept

Scientific and technological monitoring

Provincial and federal grant proposal development


Applied Research and Development

Design of Experiment

Composite tooling design and manufacturing

Provincial and federal grant proposal development


Composite manufacturing

Composite part manufacturing

Measurement inspection and alignment

Non-destructive inspection

3D Scanning

Regulatory guidance

Report preparation on R&D results

Laboratory/industrial/pilot scale protoyping

Reverse Engineering

Robotics and automation and imaging

Performance monitoring and analysis

Concept validation


Training (In collaboration with the Cégep Business Department)

Design, development, and delivery of customized training

Curriculum development

Needs assessment and gap analysis

Skills assessment/Competency evaluation

Train the trainer

Corporate on-site & in-house training

Training planning

Interactive Workshop Sessions

Composite Parts Manufacturing Processes


Technology Diffusion

Networking events

Industry-specific events & symposia

Field site product demonstration

Customized technology demonstrations

Rental of space & equipment

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

Presentation of results at conferences

Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

Seminars and Workshops

Literature review

Technical publications


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • Halt & Hass laboratory
  • Composites laboratory
    • 400-ton Eagle press
    • 150-ton Wabash press
    • Pyradia oven
    • ASC Process Systems autoclave
    • GERBER DSC 2500 automated cutting tables
    • Keyence VHX-200E digital microscope
    • MTS fatigue-testing system
    • Gerber DSC 2500
    • TSL Aerospace preforming table
    • RADIUS injection system
    • Controlled environment laminating room
  • Non-destructive testing laboratory
    • Conventional ultrasound devices (OLYMPUS, GE)
    • Glider 2-axis mechanical scanner (OLYMPUS)
    • TELOPS infrared thermography camera and “Line scan” inspection system mounted on an ABB robot.
    • Shearography system on tripod (DANTEC DYNAMICS)
    • TECNAR laser-ultrasound system mounted on an ABB robot
    • 32/128 phased-array ultrasonic system (ZETEC)
  • Robotic laboratory
    • KUKA KR 500-F-MT robot
    • KUKA KR 300 R2500 F ultra robot
    • Fanuc M-710iC/50 robot
    • Fanuc M710iC/70 robot
    • PRO CMM Optical Tracker from NDI
    • CREAFORM system
  • Metrology laboratory
    • Mitutoyo CMM 3-D measuring machine
  • Machining laboratory
    • Makino a81M 5-axis machining centre for titanium, Inconel and Waspaloy®
    • Mori Seiki NT 4200/1500 SZ machining and turning centre
    • Huron K2X8 5-axis machining centre