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Aerospace Industries

The City of Thunder Bay, along with the Thunder Bay International Airport, are service hubs for northern communities and the mining sector, and an economic engine for the community, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in local economic activity while providing one of the largest employment generators in the region.

The Airport has evolved into an indispensable piece of transportation infrastructure for Thunder Bay, linking the City and its northwest Ontario catchment area to centres of national and international commerce.

Thunder Bay International Airport

The Thunder Bay International Airport is an economic engine for the community, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in local economic activity while providing one of the largest employment generators in the region.

Longest Runway

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long by 200ft wide.

Average Passengers

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.passengers use the airport annually.

Active Runways

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active runways used by four regular scheduled carriers.
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northern Ontario communities connected to Thunder bay by air.
Air Ambulance
Ornge operates a super base with both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, as well as ground school training for pilots.
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minute flight from more than one-third of Canada's turbo prop fleet.
Local Expertise, Global Market
Aircraft used are right-sized and adapted to local and international markets.
Industry Diversification
Including: scheduled air transportation, ground handling & fueling, aircraft sales & management, air cargo, air charter, air ambulance, aircraft maintenance, flight training, parts & components supplies, and aerial work.
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aerospace firms in Northern Ontario.
Development Charges
Thunder Bay offers competitive land costs, construction costs, and zero development charges, making it an ideal location for expansion and new construction. The City also has large amounts of land zoned for development.
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development charges and affordable land costs on prime real estate.

Skilled Labour Force

Confederation College’s New TEC
Hub facility supports engineering and aerospace manufacturing programs, contributing to the development of a skilled, employment ready workforce for the aerospace product parts manufacturing and aircraft maintenance sector.

Ontario Advantage

The Ontario aerospace market is comprised of over 350 companies, employing over 22,000 skilled workers including highly qualified engineers, technicians and scientists. Ontario is home to over half of the world’s top 25 aerospace companies.

Ontario’s aerospace sector provides a complete supply chain for business with most aerospace products and services being manufactured and offered directly within the province, including OEMs through Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers.

Ontario’s aerospace industry is a world leader in several areas, including turboprop aircraft, business jets, turbine engines, landing gear systems, avionics, environmental systems and space robotics, generating $6.4 billion in annual sales.

Incentives / Funding Programs

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program

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tax credit offered to Canadian controlled private corporations on qualified expenses.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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funding for programs supporting job creation and economic development across Northern Ontario.

Thunder Bay Airport Development Incentive Program

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acres of commercial light industrial, and aviation zoned land available at Thunder Bay airport.
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