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Aerospace, Aviation & Transportation

Aerospace & Aviation

With a 10,000 ft runway, you can land anything that flies. North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport (YYB) serves as a regional hub providing infrastructure for a growing aerospace and aviation sector. Our companies are involved in flight training, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), safety management and quality assurance, parts supply, aircraft end-of-life management, design engineering services, modification, and certifications and much more. Locally, there is expertise in structures, systems, avionics, interiors, electrical, flight testing, certifications and approvals. From North Bay charter, ACMI and special mission aircraft operate throughout the world. 

Having flight schools and Canadore College’s Aviation Campus airside at the North Bay airport provides local companies with access to talent, research and development (R&D) facilities, and opportunities for collaboration with educational partners.


North Bay's ideal location at the crossroads of Trans-Canada Highway 17, Highways 11 and 63 provides direct access to northern and southern Ontario markets.

Our uncongested four-lane highway supports significant trucking and cartage companies, national courier services with overnight connections to both Canada and the US, and two major bus lines for smooth passenger and express services.

With headquarters in North Bay, Ontario Northland provides rail freight services to mining, forestry, and agriculture sectors, streamlining freight shipping across North America via CN, OVR, and CP interchanges. Ottawa Valley Rail (OVR a part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.) provides regional freight service with CN, CP and ONR interchanges.

North Bay's location, talent, and infrastructure make it perfect for aerospace, aviation, and transportation companies to thrive.

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