Calgary aerospace industry
Aerospace is a highly diverse industry sector, comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, material, and related components, equipment, services and information technology.
Canada is now among the world leaders in aerospace and defence production. Calgary continues to forge into this emerging industry and has established preeminent service delivery in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, Defence Electronics and Information Communication & Technology sub-sectors of the aerospace sector.
The significant military presence in Alberta - and particularly the close proximity of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake - is advantageous to Calgary’s air support industry. The base has a well-developed test range and is the location of the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE). The purpose of the AETE is to evaluate the airworthiness and operational effectiveness of aerospace systems. These facilities draw international awareness to the region and can be adapted for civilian use.
Learn more about Calgary’s aerospace industry by reading the Aerospace sector profile.