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Peterborough launches new aerospace centre at AIAC

Oct. 16, 2013, Ottawa - The City of Peterborough and Peterborough Economic Development announced the launch of the Peterborough Aerospace Centre (PAC) today at the 2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit. With the City’s support, the team at Peterborough Economic Development is leading the development of PAC and its service delivery to the aviation and aerospace industry.

October 16, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

Peterborough Aerospace Centre’s vision is to become a nexus of aerospace excellence, business enablement and thought leadership that will provide continued, sustained and diversified economic growth throughout the Peterborough region. The Peterborough area offers excellent access to unrestricted airspace, a highly skilled workforce, industry leading training facilities, desirable infrastructure to reduce top line costs and serves as an excellent launching point for national, U.S. and global markets. PAC is a combination of the airport, its resident businesses, regional aerospace businesses, and business support services.

“The City of Peterborough, along with the provincial and federal governments, has invested well
over 30 million dollars to expand our airport infrastructure. We are continuing to upgrade over the
next two years and are committed to providing the highest level of infrastructure and service to
an exciting and growing industry for our region,” stated Peterborough Mayor Darryl Bennett.

Dan Taylor, President and CEO of Peterborough Economic Development, added, “We’ve spent a
significant amount of time working with the industry to ensure our offering is of the utmost calibre
to meet its demands. The quality of the airport facilities, our skilled labour force, and low cost of
doing business, paired with attractive incentives positions Peterborough as an appealing and
competitive location.

Current global businesses in the area include Flying Colours and Safran Electronic Canada. In
addition, Seneca College has recently announced that the School of Aviation will be moving to a
new Peterborough Campus opening in 2014.



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