Prime Minister supports aerospace sector
Oct. 8, 2010, Winnipeg - Prime Minister Harper today demonstrated unwavering support for Canada’s aerospace sector by helping to break ground on the construction of Bristol Aerospace Limited’s new Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre.
Tony Clement, Minister of Industry; Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety; and Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), joined the Prime Minister at the announcement.
“With the economic recovery still fragile, the hard working men and women of Canada’s aerospace industry can rest assured that the federal government is on their side,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Our government’s investment in the F-35 fighter jet is expected to bring sustained employment to Canadian companies for the next 40 years.”
Bristol Aerospace LTD of Winnipeg, a division of Magellan Aerospace Corporation, has secured a contract to manufacture complex composite assemblies for the horizontal tail section of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This line of work on the Joint Strike Fighter program could increase employment at the company by up to 100 people over time. The company is one of more than 60 Canadian companies, research laboratories and universities benefitting from the Joint Strike Fighter Program.
“By replacing an aircraft at the end of its lifespan, our Government is not only continuing our proven record of standing with our Forces, we are also making direct investments in the Canadian economy and creating skilled jobs for Canadian workers,” added the Prime Minister.
Our government recognizes that the aerospace industry and workers are a key high-tech resource within the Canadian economy and essential to the prosperity of working families and communities across the country.
We are committed to ensuring that the aerospace industry continues to grow and prosper.