The Québec aerospace industry has six prime contractors and nearly 15 world-class OEM integrators that can rely on a vast network of subcontractors and suppliers of specialized products.

Recognized prime contractors

With nine locations in seven Canadian cities, Airbus has robust industrial activity in the country, covering the commercial jet aircraft, rotorcraft, defence and space sectors. Airbus
World leader in the manufacture of rotary wing aircraft Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
Third largest civil aircraft manufacturer in the world, a world leader in the design and manufacture of business jets, commercial aircraft, amphibious aircraft and specialized aircraft, as well as associated services Bombardier
World leader in modeling, simulation and training for the civil aviation and defense sectors CAE
Japanese company dedicated to the development, production, sales and support of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet  Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
World leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of engines powering business jets, general aviation aircraft, regional aircraft and helicopters Pratt & Whitney Canada


World class equipment manufacturers, integrators and MROs

Designs and manufactures leading-edge electronics products for aviation markets. CMC's focus is to deliver innovative avionics and integrated cockpit system solutions to its customers worldwide Esterline CMC Electronics
Leading provider of turbojets and turboprops, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft General Electric Canada - Aviation
North American leader in the design, development, manufacture and repair of landing gear systems and aircraft structural components in the commercial and military sectors Héroux-Devtek
A leading Canadian provider of aircraft in-service support and lifecycle extension solutions. It also offers aerostructure design and manufacturing services for government and commercial customers L3Harris
Provides technical and logistics support for onboard air management systems. Liebherr produces flight controls, hydraulic systems, landing gears and air-conditioning and filtering systems Liebherr-Aerospace Canada
World leader in the design of leading-edge satellite systems and subsystems for the commercial and governmental sectors MDA Satellite Systems
Major player in the design, industrialization, machining and assembly of high precision mechanical parts made of all types of materials for aviation Mecachrome Canada
World leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, from design and manufacture to maintenance and repair Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group)
Recognized in Canada for its expertise in the electricity production sector and for its demonstrated expertise in the design, repair and retrofitting of engines in the aerospace, energy and marine industries, as well as for its advanced testing programs Rolls-Royce Canada
Global aerospace industry leader in the development of machining, forming and assembly of large aluminum wing panels and other structural parts Sonaca Montréal
Designer and integrator of avionics suites, flight controls, head-up displays, enhanced vision systems and other innovative avionics concepts for the regional and business aircraft markets Thales Canada, Aéronautique
World leader in the design, manufacture and sale of small and medium powered gas turbines for helicopters Turbomeca Canada (Safran Group)

Dedicated sub-contractors and suppliers

The prime contractors rely on a network of nearly 200 innovative subcontractors and suppliers that are specialized in several sectors: electrical and electronic systems, machining, maintenance and repair, surface treatment, IT, tests and controls, interior finishing, plastics, composites and optics.