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It may surprise you to know that many of the innovations changing the aerospace industry are underway right here in Ontario. The province is home to one of the world's most vibrant aerospace industries, supplying parts and components to OEMs and Tier One suppliers worldwide.
Ontario is your springboard to global leadership in the industry.
Whether you’re an OEM, a Tier 1 integrator or Tier 2/3 supplier, you’ll find everything that you need to succeed is here.
In Ontario you’ll benefit from:
Ontario aerospace companies service the supply chain end-to-end.
Ontario companies manufacture regional, business and special-purpose aircraft, small turbine engines, landing gear systems, aerospace structures and electrical systems. By meeting the full spectrum of aerospace demand, Ontario offers you faster, more convenient solutions.
Here are just a few of our world-leading companies:
Our highly educated workforce is supremely qualified to help you deliver.
Ontario is one of the most cost-competitive locations for aerospace manufacturing.
Ongoing innovation is an imperative in aerospace.
Our R&D incentive programs make it easier and more affordable to innovate and stay competitive in your market, potentially reducing your R&D costs by more than 50%.
Ontario has numerous locations for R&D development as well as prototyping, testing and evaluating the latest innovations in aerospace technologies.
David Florida Laboratory - Ottawa
Satellite and space system assembly and environmental testing.
UTIAS Spaceflight Laboratory (University of Toronto) – Toronto
Microsatellite design, production, launch and control.
NRC CANMET Materials – Hamilton
Research, fabrication, processing and evaluation of metals and materials.
NRC Aerospace – Ottawa
Conducting research, performing technical services and developing technology solutions to support the Canadian aerospace industry.
Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research – London
Develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale.
Institute for Quantum Computing (University of Waterloo) – Waterloo
Quantum information research.
Defence Research and Development Canada – Ottawa, Toronto
Scientific and technical information exchange, shared materials and facilities, jointly developed frameworks, trials, exercises and advanced concept technology demonstrations.
Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production – North Bay
Allows companies to access the technologies and resources for the development of new products and processes or the refining of existing products and processes.
Catalyst 137 – Waterloo
Provides centralized funding, consulting, engineering and other services, consolidated under in one location.
Canadian Centre for Product Validation – London
Prototyping and testing in one central location – with full developmental multimodal capabilities.
Downsview Park R&D
With global competition increasing, we are launching a collaborative initiative that will further cement our reputation for aerospace excellence.
Find out how the creation of an aerospace campus at Downsview Park in Toronto will promote R&D, skilled workforce development, and industry partnerships, while furthering the global competitiveness of our aerospace sector. Read the case study.
* List not exhaustive
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