British Columbia’s Minister of International Trade, Teresa Wat, talking to reporters at the Aerospace Roundtable
British Columbia’s aerospace sector companies are capping off a busy spring with an even busier summer, participating at several key international shows and receiving recognition for their success. Recently, the provincial government committed to investing $5 million in the sector to attract global aerospace and defence contractors. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade, also toured several British Columbia aerospace companies and participated in an industry roundtable discussion.
The aerospace sector in British Columbia has grown to a $1.2-billion industry with local companies landing international and federal defence contracts that help fuel job growth. British Columbia’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services. With its proximity to Seattle’s final assembly and integration production lines, B.C. is a major hub for the Pacific Northwest and Canada’s aerospace sectors. British Columbia is also a preferred gateway for the aerospace industry
to Asia Pacific, a region which is expected to see major growth in airplane sales and increased traffic in the coming years.
This summer, British Columbia’s aerospace sector will have a presence at the Farnborough International Air Show
in the United Kingdom. British Columbia’s trade and invest representatives in Europe will be in attendance to foster connections for B.C. companies within the sector; while our Vancouver-based trade and invest team will be participating in the 2014 Abbotsford Airshow
from August 8-10, 2014.
Interested in learning more about our thriving aerospace sector? Contact one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.