A significant cluster of aviation/aerospace firms involved in a wide range of activities are already established at the airport, including aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) (Voyageur Aviation Corp), and flight training and post-secondary aviation training activities (Canadore College’s School of Aviation Technology). These companies employ in excess of 500 employees.
North Bay continues to be well positioned to take advantage of a number of aerospace opportunities including:
Advantages for Aviation & Aerospace companies operating or considering locating in North Bay include:
Baffinland Mines needs to get equipment to a remote mine in Nunavut to support shipping operations and have hired one of Volga-Dnepr’s Ilyushin-76 aircraft to take on this timely operation. Watch this plane take off from North Bay Jack Garland Airport's 10,000 ft runway.
"S3 came to North Bay looking for a place to undertake technical trials and testing of equipment for our future sub-orbital shuttle. We were attracted by the possibilities at the airport, facilities at Canadore College and open airspace. What we have found is tremendous support and forward thinking that has made our partnership nothing short of exemplary."
Rolf Brant, S3 Representative in Canada
North Bay is a diverse community that offers a perfect blend of opportunity and easy living. With a population of approximately 51,553 and a trading area of 112,000, North Bay offers economic advantages with easy access to larger Canadian and U.S. markets.