Air CanadaTto Form MRO Centre Of Excellence In Winnipeg

Air Canada has announced plans to open a centre of excellence for aircraft maintenance in Winnipeg.

Air Canada has announced plans to open a centre of excellence for aircraft maintenance in Winnipeg.

Having entered into an agreement with the Manitoba Government, Air Canada said it expects to create 150 jobs at the Western Canada Centre of Excellence from 2017 with the possibility of further expansion and job creation in the future.

The airline said that the creation of the facility will also see three of its suppliers — Hope Aero Propeller & Components, Airbase Services and Cargojet Airways — establish a presence in the province.

Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive of Air Canada, said: “We are already one of the province's largest employers with more than 725 jobs and this agreement should further develop and diversify Manitoba's aviation expertise and help create quality jobs in a highly competitive and dynamic industry.”

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