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Industry Support - Aerospace and Logistics

Industry Support - Aerospace and Logistics

Calgary International Airport is one of Canada’s busiest and best-connected airports. The city has major highways north-south and east-west, two of North America’s Class 1 railroads, and is Western Canada’s distribution hub. Calgary’s regional supply chain and transportation ecosystem serves millions of customers locally and internationally. 

What Calgary offers


Air cargo

Rail lines

Road network

Distribution

Aerospace, drones and defense

  • 512 companies in Alberta’s aerospace and defense sector contribute $3.25B directly to provincial GDP. Alberta Aerospace and Defense Sector Analysis, July 2019, OMX Data Analytics
  • 15,885 people directly employed in Alberta’s aerospace and defense sector. Alberta Aerospace and Defense Sector Analysis, July 2019, OMX Data Analytics
  • ·1st major city in North America to allow mass testing of commercial drones.

Multi-Model Market Access

  • 75% of Alberta’s air cargo shipments are transported through YYC Calgary International Airport. Source: YYC Calgary International Airport
  • 16 M consumers can be reached from Calgary by road in one day. Source: CPCS, Transportation & Supply Chain Competitiveness Study, 2017
  • 85+ direct passenger and cargo routes to Asia, Europe and the Americas. Source: YYC Calgary International Airport

Movement of Goods and Industrial Land

Calgary offers abundant and affordable industrial land supply. Three major industrial regions offer a network of industrial parks, intermodal facilities, and on-airport logistics parks. All have access to rail, road, and air transportation.

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Doug Morgan
General Manager, Transportation
doug.morgan@calgary.ca

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