November 16, 2021
The world is more connected now than any time in history. A key to that is a robust aerospace industry that spans its network across borders. British Columbia’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services. Several British Columbia (B.C.) aerospace companies showcased their goods and services at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition that was held from September 28 – October 3rd, 2021. The exhibition, also known as Airshow China, featured full-sized products, networking opportunities, and impressive aviation demonstrations. Airshow China is a longstanding event that has been held in the city of Zhuhai every two years since 1996. Working alongside the Canadian Consulate in Guangzhou, Trade and Invest BC led a delegation of seven B.C. companies that are represented by their in-market staff at the Canadian Pavilion.
Heli-One, located in Delta, B.C., specializes in rotor wing maintenance, repair, and overhaul with decades of experience supporting a wide range of helicopters. It is one of the world’s largest independent helicopter maintenance, repairs, and operation (MRO) company and holds certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers.
Boost Human External Cargo Systems is a North Vancouver, B.C. company, founded to provide rescue and safety teams with the most advanced, fully certified, safe, and reliable Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems.
Tempo Aerospace Inc. has over 60 years of experience in supplying high performance coating for aerospace applications. It is based in Ontario, Canada, with at least one employee in B.C. The Canadian owned and operated company offers custom formulation and partners with domestic and multi-national companies for specialty products.
Emergco Aerospace, from North Vancouver, B.C., manufactures and distributes a variety of external load cargo equipment for helicopter Human External Cargo (HEC) and Non-human External Cargo (NHEC) lifting operations.
Canada Champion Aviation Group Ltd. is part of Coastal Pacific Aviation. The company is based in Abbotsford and focuses on providing pilot training. It has decades of experience in flight training with academic instruction and has a joint program with the University of Fraser Valley that combines an aviation diploma or degree together with a commercial pilot licence.
Canadian Mountains Aviation Development Group Ltd.’s parent company, Montair Aviation, has been training pilots since 1988. Based in Pitt Meadows, the flight school trains students from Canada and around the world with on-site accommodation.
Langley Flying School from Langley, B.C., works to develop training programs that encourages high standards in flying practices, including the promotion of professional-level pilot knowledge and skills.
Originally scheduled for the fall of 2020, Airshow China was postponed until the end of September in 2021. Airshow China was a hybrid event that has both an in-person exhibition and a conference portion for professional networking. Due to COVID-19 protocols, site visits and the networking reception were cancelled this year. During the event, our trade and investment representatives provided matchmaking services and reached out to several potential investors to profile British Columbia’s aerospace strengths to key global stakeholders. The event organizer has already announced the exhibition will be held again in November 2022.
With a talented and multilingual workforce, B.C. companies are globally competitive and have earned a worldwide reputation for industry expertise and reliable delivery. To learn more about British Columbia’s flourishing aerospace sector, contact one of our trade and investment representatives, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Be sure to check out our aerospace sector video on YouTube!
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