Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC) Drives Productivity

The Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC), opened in June 2015, is the result of a partnership formed between Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canadian North, Canadian Helicopters, EEDC, and the Government of Alberta, located at the Edmonton International Airport.

The original goal of this project was to enhance domestic and international awareness of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) as an aviation training centre and to bolster Alberta’s reputation for aeronautical innovation and opportunity, but it has grown potential for expanded operations with additional or new technology improvements, more simulators and investment.

This aviation consortium is a direct effort to diversify our economy by creating a new knowledge-based cluster of economic activity in the Edmonton Metro Region that will attract new revenue, new business and new highly qualified people to Alberta.

Two years into this three-year project, productivity in Alberta’s aerospace has increased by reducing training costs and introducing new technology solutions to local companies. Now that two simulators (737-300 Classic and an AS350 Level 7) are installed and operational, available capacity has been made available to other air service providers.

To learn more about the AATC, visit EIA’s website here.