Innovation in aerospace technology and safety

A consortium of partners came together in June 2015 to create a hub for aerospace training and innovation in Edmonton.

Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), Canadian North and Canadian Helicopters launched the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC), a long-term project that will support local jobs, generate millions of dollars in economic impact and promote aviation safety.

By investing in simulators and research, we create a safer and more sustainable aviation industry in Alberta.

AATC is an open technology environment where collaboration and innovation lead to remarkable solutions and advancements.

Our projects

Current projects include:

  • Flight simulators – Helicopters and 737s
  • Robirds to control bird strikes
  • Repurposed technology
    – oil and gas heating sources to be used for airline ramp heaters to improve efficiency
  • Use of unmanned vehicles for transportation and perimeter maintenance