The aerospace industry is a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. Known as one of the country’s top manufacturing sectors, particularly in terms of research and development, it’s responsible for producing aircrafts, training simulators, flight systems and components like landing gear. Here are some of the aerospace companies in Canada bringing innovation to the commercial, military and space flight markets.
Top Aerospace Companies in Canada
- Magellan Aerospace
- CMC Electronics
Aerospace Companies in Canada to Know
Bombardier manufactures aircraft, rail and amphibious mobility systems and consumer products. With over 60 production locations across 26 countries, it has a wide manufacturing portfolio of commercial and business jets, three-wheeled motorized vehicles and snowmobiles. Since its founding in 1942, Bombardier has become one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, with over 34,000 employees.
Magellan Aerospace creates assembly and component products for the commercial, space and military aerospace markets. Its products include sounding rockets, small satellites and engine component housing, as well as military-grade aircraft engines and gas turbines. Headquartered in Ontario, the company’s innovative aerospace products have a global reach.
CAE is a simulation and modeling company for the aerospace and defense industries. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of full flight simulators for civilian and military applications and also develops modeling and simulation software. Training over 75,000 crew members yearly, the company assists clients with live and virtual training.
Héroux-Devtek designs, develops, manufactures and maintains landing gear for the aerospace industry. Its products are considered industry standard on a wide range of military and civilian aircrafts — the company even built the landing gear for the lunar module that Neil Armstrong used in the Apollo 11 mission that became humankind’s first moon landing.
CMC Electronics makes operating systems and products for commercial and military avionics, including navigation systems, integrated cockpit systems, as well as displays, control panels and microelectronics. The company has been in business for over 100 years and has sold more than 12,000 flight management systems.