About the BC Aerospace Industry

The BC aerospace industry:

  • is made up of 170 companies, most of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • generates annual revenues of $2.4 billion and direct GDP of $1.3 billion
  • employs 8,300 British Columbians directly, and supports another 14,300 to 19,800 jobs indirectly
  • includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aircraft (Viking Air) and space (MDA) sectors

BC’s aerospace sector has nation-leading capabilities in the following sectors:

  • Space and remote sensing
  • In-Service Support (ISS) and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
  • Aviation Training and Simulation
  • Special Mission Aircraft
  • Advanced Manufacturing

BC is uniquely positioned to capitalize on market opportunities with its proximity to Boeing and the world’s largest aerospace cluster in Washington State, and to the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region.