BETA Technologies opening Montréal facility


BETA Technologies is opening an engineering hub in Montréal, Canada to focus on structural engineering and materials processing.

The firm opens its new location with over 50 Montréal-based employees, and plans to increase the team by year’s end as advances are made toward certification. Work will primarily look at advanced design, flight-sciences, flight controls and data-science to support the design, certification, and manufacturing of ALIA’s structure. 

“With its deep aerospace engineering pedigree, Montréal has always been part of BETA’s long-term plan,” said Kyle Clark, BETA’s founder and CEO. “Electrifying aviation is a big and important problem to solve, and it’s going to take a lot of really smart people to get there. We have already added a highly skilled team to our ranks in Montréal, and we look forward to continuing to tap into the wealth of experience and talent in the region as we grow.”

Over the past three years, BETA said it has demonstrated “reliably strong performance” with its two prototype aircraft, accomplishing “significant milestones” toward certification and commercialisation.

Jean Sébastien Leclerc, Aerostructures Engineering Lead at BETA, said: “Montréal’s reputation in the global aerospace ecosystem and unique access to between technical colleges, universities, SMEs, and OEMs makes it an easy choice for Beta’s expansion. Our team members are excited to bring their experiences from recent OEM certification programs to this future-focused aviation technology. Our connection to green energies and passion for aviation marries well into BETA’s mission to turn the corner on climate change.”