Precision meets innovation
Made-in-Ontario aerospace parts are on-board 80 per cent of all commercial communications satellites ever launched and integrated into the world’s top 10 aircraft programs. Here’s why so many global leaders source aerospace parts from us:
From landing gear systems to flight simulators and beyond
Ontario aerospace firms includes world leaders in turboprop aircraft, business jets, satellite components, turbine engines, aerostructures, landing gear systems, avionics, environmental systems and space robotics.
Our industry includes more than primarily Tier 1 system integrators, Tier 2 suppliers and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers, who generate annual revenues of $6 billion and directly employ almost 21,000 people.
Exceptional quality at competitively low prices
15 of the world’s top 25 aerospace companies have key operations in Ontario. The list includes Honeywell, Bombardier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Airbus Group, L-3 Communications, Safran, United Technologies Corporation and Thales.
Among the G7 nations, Canada’s aerospace manufacturing costs are the lowest. In addition, the current exchange rate for the Canadian dollar against many major currencies favours international buyers.
World-class customer service
Canada is consistently ranked in the top 5 countries for customer satisfaction worldwide, with satisfaction ratings of over 90%. International customers represent 80 per cent of revenues for Ontario aerospace firms province-wide. Many companies provide customer support and services in a variety of languages, an easy task when Ontario is home to some 200 different ethnicities speaking over 150 languages.
Trade agreements expedite deliveries
Canada has free trade agreements in place with more than 16 countries , which makes it easier for international buyers to source from Ontario companies.
For U.S.-based customers, the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program helps make cross-border commercial shipments simpler and subject to fewer delays. For Euro zone buyers, the new Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) eliminates tariffs on all aerospace imports from Canada.
Where innovation soars
Ontario aerospace developers have produced a long list of transformative technologies, from the de Havilland Beaver to the Canadarm and RADARSAT-2.
Today, Ontario researchers and engineers are developing new lightweight materials and software solutions that can help international buyers cut fuel costs, increase operating efficiencies and improve customer service.