Aerospace in Ontario: More than 200 aerospace companies, 21,000 skilled employees and half of the top 25 global firms

Whether it’s aircraft integration and assembly, or aviaonics systems, or maintenance, repair and overhaul, Ontario is base to 25 of the global aersopace leaders, from Bombardier to Airbus Helicopters, to Raytheon, Honeywell and Sinclair Interplanetary. Ontario aerospace companies tap into an unparalelled infrastructure:

  • lowest overall infrastructure in the G7 nations
  • $6 billion in annual sales from 80% foreign exports
  • more than 200 major aerospace companies
  • over 21,000 skilled mployees
  • over half of the top 25 global aerospace firms
  • research and development leadership — Ontario hosts more than 30% of all aerospace R&D in Canada — just over $500 million
  • thriving defence sub-sector.


Tier 1 and Tier 2 and OEM companies in Ontario’s Aerospace manufacturing industry.


Diversified aerospace industry

Ontario’s aerospace industry touches in all areas, from Tier One suppliers to OEMs and parts components, from aerostructures to avionics to satellites and robotics. Aeropsace is one of Ontario’s most export-focused sectors, with 80% of revenues is from foreign markets.


Ontario’s aerospace manufacturing sector is booming.


Global leaders in Ontario is an instantly recognizable who’s who list:

  • Airbus
  • Alcoa
  • Bombardier
  • General Dynamics
  • Finmeccanica
  • Honeywell
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PCC Aerostructures
  • Raytheon
  • Safran
  • Thales
  • United Technologies


Cost of aircraft parts manufacturing in Ontario, Canada is the lower than any of the other G7 countries.


Sectors and sub sectors

Ontario’s powerhouse manufacturing infrastructure suppots nearly every area of the aerospace industry. Alphabetically by sector/service:

  • Aircraft customization and simulation: Flying Colours, Flight Safety
  • Aircraft integration and assembly: Bombardier
  • Avionics / electornic systems and components: Celestica, CMC,Electronics, DRS Technologies, General Dynamics, Honeywell, L-3, Nexeya, Raytheon, Safran Electronics Canada, Thales, Zodiac Interconnect Canada
  • Composite component manufacturing: Apex Components, Comtek Advanced Structures, Diamond Aircraft, Fleet Canada, Shimco
  • Engines, hardware, testing: GasTops, MDS Aero Support, Pratt and Whitney Canada, Triumph Gears
  • Helicopters: Airbus Helicopters Canada, Dart Aerospace
  • Landing gear and systems: Canada Aircraft, Héroux Devtek, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Sumitomo Precision Products, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • MRO: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul: Chorus Aviation, KF Aerospace, Premier Aviation
  • Satellites and services: COM DEV, exactEarth, Sinclair Interplanetary
  • Space robotics and systems: Canadensys, MDA, Neptec, Teledyne Dalsa
  • Structural Components: Arnprior Aerospace, Centra, Cyclone Manufacturing, Magellan Aerospace, Mitsibishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace
  • Unmainned aerial vehicles (UAV): Aeryon Labs, Brican Flight Systems, MMIST, ING Robotocs, Northrop Grunman.


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