January 1, 2015
Manitoba’s Centre of Excellence in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) is pleased to be partnering with the Province of Manitoba, Yes! Winnipeg and industry in support of the creation of a Centre of Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) on Winnipeg Richardson International Airport’s campus.
Air Canada, a longtime partner and tenant on the airport, will sublease the existing hangar facilities to three aerospace companies who are new to the MRO sector in Manitoba: Cargojet Airways Ltd., Hope Aero Propeller & Components Inc., and Airbase Services Inc. Each, with their own specialty, will draw upon local workforce expertise to perform aerospace repair and overhaul functions for themselves, Air Canada and others.
“Working as part of a broad community team interested in creating jobs and placing Winnipeg’s aerospace support sector on a positive trajectory is both exciting and rewarding,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “I view this as just the start as these new partners work with us to generate future development opportunities to boost our region’s economy by breathing new life into our existing aviation employment assets on the west side of the airport campus.”