Alberta Economic Development and Trade

Betty Jandewerth
Trade & Investment Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Tel: (780) 427-6345

Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 4G8

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Alberta’s Aerospace and Defence Industry

Alberta’s dynamic aerospace and defence sector offers prospects for business growth, industry suppliers and partners, and great investment potential. The province is an attractive investment destination with the lowest taxation system in Canada with low costs for energy and running businesses.

Alberta’s expertise in aerospace-based geomatics is unmatched in Canada. Highlights include:

  • The Alberta Aerospace and Technology Center focuses on innovative technology research and commercialization of remotely piloted aircraft systems, artificial intelligence, flight simulators and other innovative
  • Alberta has excellent flying weather, abundant land and wide open spaces – ideal conditions for flight
  • Foremost, Alberta is home to one of only two Transport Canada-approved remotely piloted aircraft systems test
  • Defence Research and Development Canada Suffield is a leader in defence science and technology, and develops and delivers new technical solutions and advice to defence departments and commercial
  • WestJet, one of Canada’s largest commercial airlines, is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Flair Airlines, a low-cost commercial carrier, is headquartered in Edmonton,

Areas of Expertise

  • Aircraft manufacturing and assembly
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul
  • Unmanned vehicles systems
  • Helicopter industry
  • Air cargo logistics
  • Defence electronics
  • Aerospace-based geomatics and scientific research
  • Training and simulation
  • Military support and training
  • Commercial and corporate aviation

Government of Alberta

Located in Western Canada, the province of Alberta is a dynamic place to live and do business. In addition to our network of 12 international offices around the world, Alberta representatives are available to discuss trade and investment opportunities, share market intelligence and help develop business contacts. Reach out to learn more about what Alberta has to offer.