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The British Columbia (B.C.) aerospace sector is globally recognized for its exceptional delivery of specialized products and services, reaching great heights of success. B.C. is ideally situated between the Asia Pacific, Pacific Northwest and Canada’s growing aerospace industry.

In addition to its close proximity to Boeing facilities in Seattle, B.C. is home to approximately 200 aerospace companies specializing in training, maintenance, manufacturing, security and more. The industry generates $2.5 billion in revenue annually and directly employs almost 9,000 people.

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Sector Profile


The aerospace industry in B.C. is globally recognized for its commitment to quality and excellence in delivering specialized products and services, supported by top flight educational and training institutions.

We offer:

  • Aerospace education, training, and simulation – training opportunities for pilots, air traffic controllers, airport operations, floatplane operations, and aircraft maintenance.
  • In-Service Support and Aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul – local operations provide comprehensive maintenance and modification services for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to military and commercial customers.
  • Tooling, fabrication, and processes – we have multiple businesses with the skills, experience, tools, and training to create, iterate, and repair a wide range of tools and components.
  • Aircraft production and complex parts production – B.C. is home to leading-edge design and manufacturing companies.
  • Security, surveillance, and information management – create your own business or choose from one of the many companies offering aerospace communications, systems integration, 3D visualization and user interface design and graphics expertise.

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