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AIAC congratulates Bristol Aerospace

Oct. 8, 2010, Ottawa - The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) congratulates Bristol Aerospace, a division of Magellan Aerospace Limited, for the construction of its new Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This new, highly innovative facility will house material and equipment that will be used to perform state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing processes.


October 8, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

This equipment will provide Bristol Aerospace with innovative manufacturing capabilities that will allow the company to manufacture complex composite assemblies for the horizontal tail section of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.  The knowledge and capabilities developed in this context will be applied to other future major platforms – both civil and military.

"This is a prime example of the kind of investment decisions Canadian companies must make in order to optimize their participation in the F-35 global supply chain. It is another demonstration that our companies are willing to compete and able to win high-quality work on the JSF platform," said Dr. Claude Lajeunesse, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIAC.

The Canadian Aerospace Industry ranks fifth in the world, and its world leadership in several sub-sectors is the envy of many nations. Thanks to outstanding capabilities and talents such as those demonstrated by Bristol Aerospace today, we are confident that Canadian companies will earn more than their "fair share" of high-quality work on this platform. "Access to the global supply chain of up to 5000 state-of-the-art aircraft represents an extraordinary opportunity for our nation to push the boundaries of innovation for the benefit of Canadians from coast-to-coast" Dr. Lajeunesse concluded.

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