Boeing Vancouver Opens Second Office in British Columbia
British Columbia’s aerospace sector continues to soar to new heights with the opening of Boeing Vancouver’s second office in the Metro Vancouver region.
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The new Boeing Vancouver Labs facility will focus on developing solutions to some of the most complex problems facing the aviation industry today, helping Boeing’s airline customers and its commercial aviation clients increase efficiencies and drive costs down. The labs will include 50 data science, consulting and software development professionals and are an extension of Boeing Vancouver’s existing facility in Richmond, B.C., which employs more than 200 software engineers and data scientists. Boeing Vancouver is part of Boeing’s digital aviation organization, which is focused on helping Boeing’s global customer base operate more efficiently.
British Columbia’s Trade and Investment team in Vancouver assisted Boeing Vancouver by connecting them with key stakeholders and logistics relating to the official opening of the facility.
The labs initiative is in part a product of Boeing Vancouver’s strong relationships with local industry and academia, and with the opening of its new facility in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, the company plans to continue to strengthen these ties with industry.
Boeing’s commitment to the region is a reflection of B.C’s growing aerospace sector, which is supported by a network of post-secondary institutions providing a deep pool of skilled workers. “Boeing has been operating in the Lower Mainland for 16 years, and again we chose B.C. for our second office because this is where the talent is. Post-secondary institutions in this province are educating the best and brightest workers in the technology and aviation sector, which made B.C. an obvious choice for us,” said Bob Cantwell, President of Boeing Vancouver.
B.C.’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services. With a talented and multilingual workforce, B.C. aerospace companies are globally competitive and have earned a worldwide reputation for reliable delivery to six continents. The sector also has deep links to a diverse group of technology companies who provide support and solutions that meet the needs of industry leaders and global supply chains.
B.C.’s technology sector is growing faster than the overall economy and is one of the largest in Canada. Key players in the industry will come together for the #BCTECH summit in March 2017 to discuss BC-made tech innovations and the future of the sector.
For more information on British Columbia’s growing aerospace and technology sector, contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives.
Posted on: Octpber 20, 2016