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Aerospace and Defence Sector Development

The aerospace and defence sector offers growth opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador. The investment attraction and export development potential for job creation and economic growth in Newfoundland and Labrador are significant. In 2006-07, more than thirty companies employing approximately 1000 people were active in the industry throughout the province. The sector generates annual sales of approximately $150 million.

Department staff support the industry through:

  • Working with the Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Review and analysis of business proposals
  • Working with local groups to assess the potential for opportunities
  • Working with federal government agencies on joint industry development initiatives
  • Support to local industry for participation in major aerospace and defence trade shows
  • Participation in the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada Annual General Meeting and the Canadian Defence Industries Association's annual showcase

To Find Out More

Eugene Trickett

Industrial Development Officer
Innovation and Advanced Technology Division
Tel: (709) 729-2367
Fax: (709) 729-5936

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