While I was meeting with MHI, here in Japan this past week, MHI made world headlines when it conducted the first flight test aircraft for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet. Few people know that the MRJ test flight was made possible with the help of MHICA flight engineers based in Mississauga. Just another example of Mississauga’s strong, inter-connection with a global aerospace industry.
One of the MRJ’s biggest selling points is its cutting-edge aviation technologies. The model features the latest fuel-efficient engine from maker Pratt & Whitney – another Mississauga aerospace company.
It’s no surprise, that Mississauga and Japan share a focus in knowledge intensive sectors like aerospace. Both rely on:
- A talented workforce that is well educated, skilled and experienced;
- Business friendly environment and easy access to global markets; and
- Internationally recognized competitive business costs, including taxes.
Mississauga’s aerospace sector employs over 24,000 people in over 220 aerospace companies.
Together, with Japanese aerospace companies, Mississauga’s aerospace sector will continue to grow as the commercial aerospace sector with a continued growth rate of close to 8% , according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
To learn more about Mississauga’s Aerospace Sector visit here.