Manitoba Aerospace All-Stars Awards

Each year, Manitoba Aerospace holds an Aerospace All-Stars Awards Dinner to celebrate the aerospace industry in Manitoba and recognize excellence in the aerospace community.

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List of COVID-19 Resources (Federal, Provincial & City of Winnipeg)

To Manitoba Aerospace members:

The team at Manitoba Aerospace has collected information and summarized various programs that have been announced by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments and other agencies to assist companies and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to distribute this information package to others within your respective organizations.

Please click on the “List of COVID-19 Resources” to get access to the list. This list was updated on August 14, 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to my attention and we will assist you.


Wendell Wiebe


Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

We, at Manitoba Aerospace, want to assure our members and other stakeholders that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba and Canada.

We have decided to take the precautionary step of suspending all face to face meetings and events for the next six (6) weeks. We will be evaluating the situation on an on-going basis and will stay in-touch with you as the circumstances continue to evolve. Our priority is the health and safety of all.

Manitoba Aerospace will continue to carry on our regular business operations but, for now, our connections will be made via email, text, internet, or telephone which includes conference calls. Based on advice from local health experts via the Provincial Government, we are suspending all training programs until the current conditions change.

Supports to business: 

As stated in my email last Friday, I have been asked to be a member of a committee that was established by the Provincial Government to help monitor how COVID-19 is impacting local industry. This committee will meet twice a week until the pandemic is over. If you have any concerns/issues about how your business is being affected, please call me at 204-272-2952 or by email to:

We are also including some web links to various government departments that are offering supports to the Canadian business community during the pandemic.


Government of Canada

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses  


Business Development Bank of Canada

Support for Entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirus:

  • Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs

  • Export Development Canada

  • Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada


Government of Manitoba

  • Government of Manitoba, COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS


Other Related Links: 

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness for Business 

  • World Health Organization COVID-19 – Business and Employees


Please join us in working together to play our part in keeping ourselves and our community as safe and healthy as possible.

I thank you for your understanding.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Staff Contact List: 

Wendell Wiebe, Chief Executive Officer, | 204-272-2952

Barbara Bowen, Director of Special Programs, | 204-272-2955

Sahar Boctor, Director of Finance, | 204-272-2951

Heidi Abraham, Executive Assistant, | 204-272-2957

Ellice Gan, Manager of Social Media and Marketing, | 204-272-2954

Kimberly Ballantyne, Recruitment Specialist, | 204-272-2953

Manitoba Aerospace: Where Vision Takes Flight

Manitoba Aerospace represents over 30 companies and more than 5300 employees. They also support numerous community programs to help interested people get the skills to find jobs in the industry. These are stories about some of those people and different support programs.

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2019 AGM 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.


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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

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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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