Today on your show we focus on the aerospace industry “The Challenges and Joys of Aircraft Production”. The global aerospace industry is around US$850 billion. The Canadian aerospace industry contributes $13B to Canada’s GDP ($1.7 Trillion) with over 90,000 employees. The aerospace industry includes aircraft manufacturing companies involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, & maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, or spacecraft. Aerospace is without doubt a complex high technology industry. Today we hear from two local Toronto based aerospace executives employees of two giants of Canadian aerospace Bombardier, and deHavilland. They will give us some insight into the work and culture of aircraft production operations.
Daniele Napoleone Started his career in the Aerospace industry in 1996 when he joined Bombardier Aerospace – deHavilland site. He served an apprenticeship qualifying as a sheet metal mechanic. Daniele has worked in every area of aircraft manufacturing production, and was promoted through the ranks to his current role as Director Dash 8-400 Production Operations Director. He Attended UofT and George Brown college.
Chris Burrell studied Aviation Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Joined Bombardier-dehavilland site 1995 as a Methods Analyst developing the manufacturing instructions to fabricate and assemble aircraft. He moved into management position in 1999. He held a number of roles in Methods, Quality, Maintenance, Customer Service, and production operations. His current role is General Manager on the Global Express 5500/6500 and Learjet program. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management