Why Thunder Bay

Local Expertise, Global Market

The City of Thunder Bay and the Airport are a key service hub for northern communities and various business sectors, including the mining sector. Aircraft used are right-sized and adapted to these markets. Local expertise with a strong knowledge base built over many years exists to fully support the aerospace sector.

Location

Airport locations

Thunder Bay is centrally located in Canada and is a gateway to Ontario's Northwest. The City is within a 3 hour flight to or from major centres in the US and Canada.  Thunder Bay also provides a well integrated transportation network, allowing companies to maximize the use of air, rail, sea, and road transportation. Our location and transportation infrastructure is ideal for companies that utilize or provide just-in-time shipping methods. Thunder Bay is an excellent location to be a Canadian link in a global supply chain.

Local Expertise

Thunder Bay offers significant local aerospace sector expertise with a strong knowledge base built over many years to fully support the aerospace sector.

The Thunder Bay Airport also hosts 3 national carriers providing daily scheduled service to both Toronto Airports (Pearson and City Centre) and to Winnipeg. With a total of 4 carriers currently operating from the Airport, Thunder Bay is connected to over thirty communities in northern Ontario.

Industry Diversification

Thunder Bay has a strong group of aerospace related service companies active in the following sectors:

  • Scheduled air transportation

  • Ground handling and fueling

  • Aircraft sales and management

  • Air cargo

  • Air charter

  • Air ambulance

  • Aircraft maintenance

  • Flight training

  • Parts and components supplies

  • Aerial work

  • University and College related programs in aerospace and engineering.

Levaero Aviation Group, Bearskin, NorthStar Air and Wasaya Airways all conduct maintenance, repair and overall services on turbo-prop aircraft.

The Thunder Bay International Airport

The Thunder Bay International Airport is an economic engine for the community, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in local economic activity while providing one of the largest employment generators in the region. The Airport has evolved into an indispensable piece of transportation infrastructure for Thunder Bay linking the City and its northwest Ontario catchment area to centres of national and international commerce.

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For additional information please contact the Development Officer at (807) 625-3960 or visit our Contact Us page.

Contact(s)

Video Resources

Downloadable Files

Areospace Industries Report

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Advanced Manufacturing Report

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Aviation Profile

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Manufacturing Ontario North

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For additional information please contact the Development Officer at (807) 625-3960 or visit our Contact Us page.