Ontario a Leader in Aerospace Sector
McGuinty Government Recognizes Aerospace Industry Talent and Innovation
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
Ontario's aerospace sector is soaring - supporting 22,000 direct jobs and contributing about $6.5 billion to the economy annually.
Supported by an exceptional workforce and a globally competitive business environment, Ontario's highly diversified aerospace industry is continuing to attract new business with 13 of the top global aerospace companies operating in the province.
Some of the sector's notable accomplishments include:
- Producing 60 per cent of the world's large commercial landing gear.
- Providing Ontario-made aerospace parts for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world.
- Being home to the world's largest landing gear test lab for the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.
- More than 100 Ontario companies are working on the next generation of aircraft including the A380, A350, Boeing 787 and the Bombardier C-Series.
Providing the right climate to attract investment and help companies boost their exports is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and strengthen the economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean most to families - health care and education.
- The United Kingdom's Farnborough International Air Show, July 9 to 15, is held every second year (alternating with the Paris Air Show) and is a premier event for the industry, attracting exhibitors from around the world in the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors.
- A delegation of more than 20 Ontario aerospace companies have exhibits at the Farnborough International Air Show.
- In Ontario, there are 18 colleges and universities offering over 40 aerospace-related programs.
- Aerospace manufacturing costs are lower in Ontario than in any G7 nation.
- 13 of the top global aerospace companies operate in Ontario - including Honeywell, Goodrich, Magellan and Pratt & Whitney Canada.
- Over 350 aerospace facilities operate in Ontario, representing over a quarter of total Canadian aerospace revenues.
Ontario's world-class aerospace sector is an important contributor to our economy. The McGuinty government will continue working with the industry to create good jobs for Ontario families and help position the sector for long-term growth and innovation."