Ontario Aerospace 2017

Country: Canada • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: February 2017 • Authors:  Ty Jeevaratnam and Camila Moscoso Román Executive Summary: With the kick-off for construction of the Downsview Park Aerospace Campus at the end of 2016, Ontario’s aerospace industry begins to take the international spotlight as a leader in aerospace growth and innovation. The building of the aerospace hub is the latest development in the province’s well-established aerospace industry. Ontario is the second largest aerospace sector in Canada and generates o...

Ontario’s Aerospace R&D Ecosystem

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    Donald Gray, Partner, Blakes

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      Alex Cajic, Vice President, Koss Aerospace

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      Quebéc Aerospace: Education

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      Internationalisation: The Road to Success for Italy’s SMEs

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      Antonio de Palmas, President, Boeing

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      Alberto Veneruso, Managing Director, Geven

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