Manitoba Aerospace

Manitoba Aerospace is an industry led organization which represents the local aerospace and defence sectors, including industry, academia, research organizations and community stakeholders.

As the Voice of the Industry, Manitoba Aerospace is a central point of access to Manitoba’s aerospace companies and organizations, connecting them to supply chains around the world.

As a Network of Excellence, Manitoba Aerospace advances the industry through business development, research and innovation, advocacy and international representation, and human resource initiatives.

As a Driver of Collaboration, Manitoba Aerospace creates the connections and partnerships that stimulate a culture of innovation and ensures a world class workforce for industry.

Manitoba Aerospace News & Events

Congratulations to Boeing and StandardAero for placing in the 2017 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People!

January 11, 2017

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Featured Publications

2017 Annual Report

Manitoba’s state-of-the-art aerospace and defence industries is the largest in Western Canada and home to a diversified group of world-class manufacturing, repair and overhaul, as well as service firms. The local industries are intensely export oriented; approximately 80% of our combined $2.2 billion in sales leaves the country.


Manitoba Aerospace Directory

More and more, global customers and suppliers are looking to Manitoba aerospace and defence companies for value-based solutions. Within this guide you will find the innovative solution providers that will help you compete in the global market.


Our Four Pillars


Workforce Development

Manitoba Aerospace ensures the education and training system works with industry to develop a skilled workforce, provides access to custom training so industry can remain competitive, and works with youth, parents, the Indigenous community and newcomers to Canada to ensure a steady supply of skilled workers into aerospace and defence manufacturing careers.


Supplier and Cluster Development

With a strong commitment to Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs) and an internationally recognised supplier development program, Manitoba Aerospace helps build the local and regional supply base, prepare suppliers to work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations, and supports improved access to global markets.


Innovation, Research and Technology

The Manitoba Aerospace Research and Technology Committee (MARTC) guides the development and application of the Manitoba Aerospace Technology Roadmap and helps ensure an innovation culture through award winning educational and applied research collaborations.


Promotion, Branding and Advocacy

Manitoba Aerospace is the voice for Manitoba’s aerospace and defence industries, promoting aerospace and defence as strategic industries and ensuring Manitoba companies are present and highly visible on the world stage.

Our Success Stories

Manitoba has a long and proud history of aerospace success. From modest roots in small bush plane repair in the 1930′s, the Manitoba aerospace industry has grown to include sophisticated design, manufacturing, servicing, testing, certification, and research and development (R&D) capabilities.

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Aerospace Occupations in Manitoba

The Manitoba aerospace and defence industries now directly employs over 5,000 people. Take a look at some of the great career opportunities in our industry.

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