About the BC Aerospace Industry

The BC Aerospace Industry is uniquely positioned to capitalize on market opportunities with its proximity to the world’s largest aerospace cluster next door in Washington State and to the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region. The industry:

  • is made up of over 200 companies, most of them small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aircraft (Viking Air) and space (MDA) sectors
  • generates annual revenues of $1.8 billion and direct GDP of $1.63 billion
  • employs 9,300 British Columbians directly, and supports nearly another 20,000 jobs indirectly.

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

  • In-Service Support (ISS) and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
  • Space and remote sensing
  • Aviation training and simulation
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Special mission aircraft