On November 9th 2018, a delegation from the National Research Council Canada (NRC), led by Ph.D. Ibrahim Yimer (Director General Aerospace), visited the ZAL entity and the TechCenter. As the guests received a tour through the building, they were impressed by the research infrastructures, atmosphere and the equipment of ZAL. Both NRC and ZAL's R&T team presented showcases of their technologies and capabilities, with the goal of launching joint research projects in the near future. Already today, trans-atlantic partnerships exist in the context of the Hamburg-Montreal cooperation in aviation, where partners from both regions research on cabin acoustics, for example.