Thales has unveiled an expanded facility in Montreal to meet the continuing growth of its aerospace capabilities.

The manufacturer’s new larger location will house around 145 employees, including after-sales support and a maintenance team, as well as test bench facilities.

Today’s inauguration coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Thales’ aerospace activities in Canada.

Francois Quentin, Thales senior VP in charge of aerospace activities, says: “Thales has a long and prestigious history as a key partner to Canada’s aerospace and defence establishments. Its roots go back to the early 1980’s, when Thales first established a domestic presence in Canada.

“Thales’ Canadian aerospace activities play a key role as the central hub for the regional and business aircraft market and represent a worldwide centre of excellence for flight control systems.”

From Montreal, Thales provides avionics systems for regional and business aircraft with customers ranging from Bombardier, Embraer, Sukhoi, Gulfstream and Dassault Falcon.

It is currently equipping Air Canada’s entire fleet with its in-flight entertainment systems.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news