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
Ornge operates a super base with both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, as well as ground school training for pilots.
Aircraft used are right-sized and adapted to local and international markets.
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.
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.
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’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.