Airbus Defence & Space

Pierre Cardin
Head of Public Affairs Canada
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70 Rue de La Gauchetiere Ouest
Suite 2460
Montreal, QC, H3B 5M2

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of C$97 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000—including 3,000 Canadians. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

In 2019, Airbus celebrates 35 years of operations Canada. From the ground breaking of its helicopter manufacturing facility in 1984 to the A220 final assembly line, Airbus has grown to include 10 locations spread across seven Canadian cities. As Airbus’ presence has continued to expand, so has its positive impact on the Canadian economy.

Airbus companies operating in Canada include Airbus Defence and Space Canada, Airbus Helicopters Canada, NavBlue, STELIA Aerospace Group, and STELIA North America.

3,000 employees

Other locations: Richmond, BC; Waterloo, Fort Erie & Ottawa, ON; Mirabel, QC; Lunenburg, NS

Products & services: Aircraft Conversions & Overhaul (Rotary Wing); Aircraft Spares; Aircraft Structures & Sub-assembly; Business Aircraft; Commuters & Regional Aircraft; Composites & Plastics; Ground Receiving Stations & Components; Helicopters; Painting; Remote Sensing Equipment; Rotor Blade & Structural Repair; Satellites, Satellite Systems & Components; Special Purpose Aircraft; Unmanned Vehicles