Today on your show we talk about “The state of the aerospace industry in Canada”. According to the Canadian government, “Canada is home to many over 500 aerospace companies employing over 89,000 skilled professionals. The aerospace industry contributed $13.1 billion to Canadian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018. 93% of aerospace manufacturing firms were exporters in 2018, 44% higher than the manufacturing average.” But the high export rates are also indicative of a component industry which mostly supplies larger, international manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Guest – Chuck Black
Chuck Black is a working journalist, a technology advocate, and public speaker and activist. He spent most of his career working in sales for computer companies including Oracle Corporation and for various IBM subcontractors but returned to his roots in journalism about ten years ago. He’s contributed freelance articles and subject matter expertise to a variety of industry specific and general interest publications including CBC, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Space News, the Ottawa Citizen and others. He currently edits the Commercial Space Blog, hosts the Age of Ingenuity vidocast on YouTube.