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
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.
Related Education Programs
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Mount Royal University
- University of Calgary
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