Aerospace and Aviation

An Expert's View about Aerospace in Canada

Posted on: 26 Jun 2012

Canada has the world’s fifth largest aerospace market. In 2011, Canada generated roughly $22 billion in revenues.

Aerospace and Aviation A Top Export Prospect for Canada May 2012 Overview Canada has the world’s fifth largest aerospace market. In 2011, Canada generated roughly $22 billion in revenues, over 80% of which were from Quebec and Ontario. Canada is home to large OEMS such as Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls Royce Canada, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Boeing Canada, CAE and L-3. Approximately 83 percent of the industry is in civil aircraft manufacturing, while 17 percent is in military aircraft manufacturing. Over 80% of production is exported; over 50% of imports are from the United States. Sub-Sector Best Prospects • Civil and military aircraft, and aircraft parts • Aircraft engines and engine parts • Avionics and instrumentation • Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul • Air defense and combat technology • Air surveillance systems • Simulation software Opportunities • Bombardier Platforms: CSeries, Challenger 7000/8000, Learjet 85 (over $4 billion). • Bell Helicopter Textron Platforms: Bell 427 and Bell 429 Helicopters. • Boeing Platforms: Dreamliner 787, Chinook (over $1 billion). • LM F-35 in Canada: approximately $9 billion in contracts over the next 20 years. Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector: • DEFSEC Atlantic 2012: September 5-7, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia • Helicopter Association Convention & Trade Show: March 16-18, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario • Canadian Aviation Expo: May 5-6, 2012, Mount Hope, Ontario • CANSEC: May 30-31, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario • Canadian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibit: June 13-14, 2012, Toronto, Ontario • Air Transport Association of Canada Convention & Trade Show: November 13-16, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia • AIAC Canada Aerospace Summit: December 5-6, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario Top US port n iat 2 Ex Prospects i Canada 2012: Aerospace and Av ion Web Resources • Aerospace & Defense Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador • Aerospace Industries Association of Canada • Aero Montreal • Air Transport Association of Canada • Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries • Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec • Manitoba Aerospace Association • Ontario Aerospace Council For More Information Please contact Gina Rebelo Bento, Commercial Specialist for the aerospace industry at the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada at or (514) 398-9695 ext. 2220. You can also visit our website at The U.S. Commercial Service — Your Global Business Partner With its network of offices across the United States and in more than 70 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting Disclaimer: The information provided in this report is intended to be of assistance to U.S. exporters. While we make every effort to ensure its accuracy, neither the United States government nor any of its employees make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information in this or any other United States government document. Readers are advised to independently verify any information prior to reliance thereon. The information provided in this report does not constitute legal advice. The Commercial Service reference to or inclusion of material by a non-U.S. Government entity in this document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Commercial Service of the entity, its materials, or its products or services International copyright, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012. All rights reserved outside of the United States.
Posted: 26 June 2012

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