The CSeries is Bombardier's riskiest venture yet
Canadian aerospace has long benefited from its proximity to the world's largest defence market, making up for Canada's own modest military budget. Yet the country is very much a force in its own right, with Bombardier and CAE leading companies in regional and business aircraft as well as simulation and training. Canada's entrepreneurial culture has also spawned dozens of highly successful smaller enterprises. Montreal - which features prominently in this package - can stake a claim to being the aerospace capital of the world: the only city in which, in theory, all disciplines exist to build, power and equip an entire aircraft. In the following pages, we profile many of the leading players in Canada's thriving industry, as well as a few hidden gems.