Pierre Cardin
Head of Public Affairs Canada

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Montreal, QC, H3B 5M2

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Airbus has been a leader in Canadian aerospace for almost 40 years employing over 4,000 people and creating around 23,000 indirectly sustained jobs in aerospace. Airbus sources approximately $2 billion (CAD) from Canadian companies.

Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of commercial aircraft to Canadian operators, with the addition of the A220 programme 5 years ago, which is headquartered in Mirabel, Quebec. The Mirabel site includes Airbus’ first subcomponents pre-assembly zone (pre-FAL) located outside Europe and two A220 Final Assembly Lines. An A220 Final Assembly Line was added in 2019 in Mobile, Alabama to serve the U.S. market. About 160 Airbus aircraft are currently part of Canadian airline fleets and there have been approximately 800 historical orders for the A220 worldwide.

Airbus Helicopters is the leader in Canada for civil and parapublic helicopters with 760+ helicopters flying by 220+ customers, and the Fort Erie, Ontario facility completes, customizes and delivers aircraft and is a centre of excellence for engineering and composite manufacturing. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and STARS (air ambulance service in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba), among others, operate Airbus helicopters for their essential missions protecting Canadians.

As part of Airbus Defence and Space product portfolio, we have the Military Air Systems that looks after the A330 MRTT and the C295; we also have the A400M.

As the provider of the Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) programme, Airbus is working together with the Government of Canada towards the certification of the CC295 Kingfisher aircraft in order to deliver this mission-critical capability for Canada. Airbus has delivered nearly the entire fleet and related training equipment. Airbus is also proud to have qualified for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability project with its A330 MRTT. With a growing customer base and more than 250,000 flight hours in service, the MRTT has a 98% mission success rate for in service availability in 14 countries.

In space technologies, Airbus has provided key systems to five satellites for customers in Canada. Airbus delivered the Sapphire Satellite Bus platform and key sub systems for the RCM Satellites and RADARSAT-2. Airbus also completed various mission definition studies in collaboration with Canadian industry partners for the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Other Airbus companies and affiliates operating in Canada include NAVBLUE, Airbus Atlantic Canada, Testia, airPro SAR Services and STELIA North America.


Products & services: Commercial Aircraft: A220 Pre-assembly Zone (pre-FAL) & Final Assembly Line (FAL); Customer Support & Services. Helicopters: Aircraft Sales; Completions & Deliveries; Composite Manufacturing; Repair & Overhaul; Supplement Type Certificates /Options Development; Support & Services. Centre for Excellence for Composite Manufacturing. Defence and Space: Sales & Marketing