AIAC Welcomes New Canadian-Based Global Aircraft Assembly CentreDecember 4, 2019
Congratulates Bombardier on this state-of-the-art facility
OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, today issued the following statement in response to the new Bombardier Global Manufacturing Centre located at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
“This state-of-the-art centre is great news for Canada’s aviation sector. Bombardier continues to play a significant role in Canada’s aerospace industry with this new facility and the family of innovative business jets that will be manufactured and assembled using cutting-edge technology and robotics.
“Canada’s aerospace industry is a world leader when it comes to capability and capacity to deliver high-value, innovative products and services. AIAC is extremely proud that Canadian aerospace continues to set the bar with engineering and manufacturing leadership and excellence.
“Aerospace stands as one of our country’s proudest achievements, providing nearly 215,000 jobs and $25.5 billion annually to the Canadian economy. But it’s also a sector facing increasingly fierce global competition. That’s why we launched Vision 2025, our pan-Canadian initiative that has started a new dialogue to protect Canadian jobs and secure our future as an international aerospace champion.
“A pillar of Vision 2025 is the value of a “Buy for Canada” approach – one that considers how procurement decisions can benefit Canadian businesses whether the primary vendor is wholly domestic, the domestic subsidiary of a multinational company, or an international supplier. Opportunities for Canadian companies to contribute skills, technologies, systems and or other components as part of a procurement will strengthen the industry and contribute to the economy.
“Canadian aerospace isn’t competing domestically, the competition is global. We will continue to press to ensure Canadian companies and workers get our share of the $10 trillion aerospace market.”
AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes nearly $25B to the economy in GDP, exports 75% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 215,000 Canadians.
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