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Canada has earned an unparalleled reputation as a supplier of aircraft engines, aircraft engine parts, engine systems and components — with a focus on small turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines. Canadian-built airplane engines power a broad range of business, regional and utility aircraft and helicopters and Canadian engines are currently operating in nearly 200 countries around the world.
Canada is home to an array of manufacturers of critical engine systems and components and providers of specialized aircraft engine services. These capabilities span the full range of design, development, manufacture, treatment and processing. Canada also excels at providing engineering support services and after-sales service and support for engine systems.
Aircraft engines and engine part sales and service account for 25% of total Canadian aerospace output and exports comprise 80% of total sales. The United States is the single largest destination of Canadian aircraft engines and engine parts followed by Europe, then Asia.
Continuous Research & Development
Canadian excellence in the aeroengine sector is sustained by continuous investment in research & development, state-of-the-art equipment and systems. Annual R&D investment averages nearly 15% of total sales. Backed by a well trained and highly skilled workforce of more than 10,000 people, Canadian companies consistently provide innovative and cost-effective propulsion solutions that meet the needs of a world-wide customer base.
Canadian aeroengine specialists apply the highest quality standards to ensure reliability and safety. Manufacturing and repair certifications and authorizations include Transport Canada, United States FAA, European JAA, and those of other national regulatory bodies. ISO 9000 certification is widespread throughout the Canadian aeroengine industry.
Canadian Strengths and Excellence
Turbofan, Turboprop and Turboshaft EnginesCanada is a world leader in turbine-powered aviation engines for business and regional aircraft and helicopters. Canadian-produced turbofan, turboprop and turboshaft engines power thousands of aircraft operating in virtually every country in the world. These engines have an unmatched reputation for performance, reliability and support. New aircraft engines under development will be more environmentally friendly, burn less fuel, be quieter and cleaner, and require fewer parts than current engines.
Canadian commercial “off-the-shelf” systems have proven their ability to withstand the demanding requirements of the military trainer, transport and utility environments.
Aero-derivative Industrial EnginesCanada is a centre of excellence in aero-derivative, industrial gas turbines for stationary power generation and other industrial applications like natural gas pipeline compression. Canadian firms are world leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of state-of-the-art gas turbines for industrial applications in a wide range of sizes and applications. They also offer complete turnkey solutions coupled with comprehensive after-market packages.
Aircraft Engine Systems, Aircraft Parts & Aircraft EquipmentCanada is a reliable and competitive source for a host of systems, components and specialized processes for aircraft engines. Major engine Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Canada, the United States and Europe rely on Canadian suppliers to provide advanced technology solutions for a broad range or engine sizes and types – both military and commercial.
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