Welcome to ottawa


As the incoming ISABE Vice-President, it is my privilege to welcome you to Ottawa, Canada for ISABE 2022 on its special golden jubilee anniversary. As a proud supporter of ISABE since its formation fifty years ago, my organization, the National Research Council of Canada, would like to extend a special welcome to all delegates of ISABE 2022

With the 5th largest Aerospace industry, Canada is an Aerospace nation. The Canadian Aerospace industry is well diversified in the Civil, Defence and Space sectors, generates over $31 billlion in revenue each year, and employs 215,000 highly qualified professionals in every region of the country. Canadians are immensely proud of their aerospace heritage from the Avro Arrow, to the Canadarm. Canada is also a major player in the gas turbine segment, being home to the world’s #1 manufacturer of turboprop and turboshaft engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada. Given our climate, Canada can also claim to be the engine icing certification capital of the world

As Canada’s Capital city, Ottawa is a hub for the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Seven of the world's top ten Aerospace and Defence companies have their Canadian headquarters in Ottawa and it is home to Canada’s armed forces, aerospace regulators, and the testing facilities of the National Research Council of Canada.

At ISABE 2022, it is my hope that you will have productive technical discussions, as well as plenty of opportunities to reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances – all adding up to an enriching and memorable time.

During your stay with us, please take a moment to explore the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas. With museums, galleries and landmarks like the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or the historic Byward Market within walking distance, you will have plenty to choose from. At the same time, you are never far from nature. You may also just be in time to treat yourself to our brilliant fall colours – a classic Canadian scenery at the nearby Gatineau Park.

Once again, we are delighted to welcome you to Ottawa for the 25th ISABE conference, and invite you to experience the best that the city has to offer during your stay.

Dr Ibrahim Yimer
ISABE Vice President and ISABE-2022 Conference Chair