A centre of aviation excellence and innovation

Home to one of the country’s busiest airports and headquarters for two of Canada’s major airlines, Calgary has solidified its place as an aviation hub. Our expertise in geospatial data collection and analysis, navigation and communication equipment manufacturing, custom software development and hardware, and manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO,) have made Calgary an emerging centre of excellence and innovation in the global aerospace industry.

Sector Profile

Investing in digital transformation

Calgary’s aerospace and defence sector is projected to spend $54 million on digital transformation (DX) by 2024. See how aerospace is leading digital transformation on our DX spend dashboard.

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Talent pipeline

Calgary’s post-secondaries offer programming to support developing talent in aerospace and autonomous systems.

Calgary is an opportunity-rich city

Our interactive investment map highlights the foreign direct investment (FDI) that has taken place in the Calgary area over the past 6 years.

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Research & Development institutions

Calgary is home to organizations driving unmanned and autonomous tech forward.


Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (ACAMP) is an industry-led product development centre for entrepreneurs to move their technology from proof of concept to manufactured product.

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The Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) is a cross-disciplinary environment for researchers, faculty, students and industry partners to converge, address challenges, create efficiencies, and develop & test new products/applications.

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The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers and government affiliates to enable the use of geospatial technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges.

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Transportation & Logistics

Connecting the city to the world through air, rail and ground access, Calgary is Western Canada’s inland port.

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Amy Smith

Business Development Manager, Aerospace & Logistics

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