Ontario is a place where global giants expand their operations and suppliers export the finest parts at competitive prices. Ontario manufacturers are part of the global supply chain for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world, and the aerospace industry works closely with academia to develop and commercialize new products and technology.

Ontario's Aerospace Industry by the Numbers


$6B+
in revenues annually
22,000+
direct workers
15,000+
indirect workers

200+
aerospace firms

40+
aerospace
post-secondary programs
$500M
spent on R&D

3
top landing gear
companies

Who's Here

Airbus

Bombardier

Collins Aerospace

Precision Castparts Corp.

Honeywell

Raytheon

L3Harris

Leonardo

Safran

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada

Triumph Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

MDA

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Aerospace Companies

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    World-Renowned Aircraft Made Here

    Bombardier Global Series of Business Jets

    Final assembly for the entire line of Global Business Jets (5000, 5500, 6000, 6500, and 7500).
    Bombardier will be opening a new Centre of Excellence for the Global Series at Toronto Pearson Airport.

    De Havilland Aircraft of Canada – Dash 8-400

    Final assembly line, finishing and delivery centre.
    Over 600 units delivered world-wide.

    Diamond Aircraft

    Final assembly line and delivery centre for light aircraft.
    Doubling production from 75 units in 2018 to 150 units in 2019; adding 100 staff to existing workforce of 300 over the next year.

    Leaders in Landing Gear

    • Ontario provides landing gear for 75% of Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft programs

    • 3 of the top global landing gear companies produce full systems and major components in Ontario. (Héroux-Devtek, Safran, Collins Aerospace)

    • Deep supply chain of Tier 2 and 3 companies.


    Aerospace Education in Ontario

    • 16 universities with engineering programs. (Disciplines range from aerospace, physics, nuclear, mechanical, industrial, software, computer systems, etc.)

    • Aerospace Engineering PhD and Master’s Programs offered at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University (Toronto) and Carleton University (Ottawa).

    • Over 40 Degree and Diploma programs in applied aerospace, aviation and space disciplines across Ontario.

    • Areas of specialized research in Ontario: renewable energy, rotary-wing aerodynamics, surface fluid mechanics, fly-by-wire systems, smart structures, turbo machinery aerodynamics.

    • Centennial College in Toronto recently opened its new Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, which will grow their aerospace program from 300 students to over 1000 students.
    An aerospace landing gear manufacturing facility
    Collins Aerospace, Oakville, Ontario

    Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research

    Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research (DAIR) is an industry-academia collaborative effort to create an aerospace hub in Toronto for development of the next generation of aerospace workforce and technologies. DAIR partners include Collins Aerospace, Bombardier, Siemens, MDA, Safran, Pratt & Whitney Canada, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, and Centennial College.


    Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research

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