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Boeing in Canada

Boeing in Canada

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

More than a dozen Canadian carriers operate Boeing airplanes, including Canada’s major airlines Air Canada and WestJet. Each day, about 100,000 passengers fly on Boeing planes operated by Canadian airlines.

Air Canada operates the 787 Dreamliner family, 777-200LR (Long Range), 777-300ER and 737 MAX. The airline operates more than 100 Boeing aircraft in its current fleet.

WestJet operates the 737-700, 737-800, 737 MAX and 787-9. Since launching its business with three 737s in 1996, WestJet has grown its all-Boeing fleet to more than 100 airplanes.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

In February 2007, Boeing Defense, Space & Security signed a contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to modernize the country’s airlift fleet. In August 2009, the department awarded Boeing a contract for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters, designated CH-147F, to meet Canada’s domestic and international missions.

Boeing played a major role in the transformation of the Canadian forces by modernizing 77 of Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets in January 2014. Boeing also provides the Royal Canadian Navy’s all-weather Harpoon missiles and supply-chain services for fleet support programs.

Canada announced in August 2016 that the Canadian Armed Forces became the first international customer of the Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle system.

In November 2023, the Government of Canada signed a Foreign Military Sales Letter of Offer and Acceptance for up to 16 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft as part of the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft project. In March 2024, Boeing was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to begin manufacturing of the P-8A Poseidon for Canada, with first delivery expected in 2026.

Boeing Global Services

Boeing operations in Canada support Canada’s fleet of CH-147 Chinook helicopters at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa with an office in Ottawa and the C-17 Globemaster Sustainment at CFB Trenton.

Boeing’s Vancouver and Montreal operations are instrumental in providing data-driven solutions for Canada’s commercial and defence platforms, including digital solutions and analytics for air and ground crews, flight planning, maintenance and sustainment.

Boeing Partnerships

Canada is home to one of Boeing’s largest international supplier bases — including more than 500 major suppliers spanning every region of the country.

Canadian partners provide aerospace parts for all Boeing commercial airplane models and nearly all defence programs, including the AH-64 Apache, V-22 Osprey and CH-47 rotorcraft; F/A-18 and F-15 fighter aircraft; P-8A maritime patrol aircraft; C-17 Globemaster III airlifter; and aircraft trainers. Boeing also partners with Canada to develop new technology and has provided funding to support the Canadian Composites Manufacturing R&D Inc. consortium — a teaming of industrial and research organizations across Canada seeking to develop new composite manufacturing processes.

In February 2013, Boeing became the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network, a group working with Canadian scientists to create practical applications of new composite manufacturing discoveries.

In 2018, Boeing Vancouver joined Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster as a founding member, partnering on augmented reality for aircraft maintenance and digital aviation records systems research projects.

In June 2022, Boeing announced P-8 Industry partners, Team Poseidon-consisting of CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada, Raytheon Canada, and StandardAero-forms the cornerstone of the Canadian P-8 industrial footprint.


Modern Slavery Statement 2023

A History of Partnership

Bill Boeing flies from Vancouver to Seattle - the first international airmail to the U.S.

The Boeing Company begins operations in Canada, forming Boeing aircraft of Canada.

Boeing of Canada wartime efforts peak, employing 10,415 Canadians.

Boeing Aircraft structural fiberglass plant opens in Winnipeg.

Boeing purchases Vancouver-based AeroInfo Systems Inc., founded in 1996.

Boeing delivers the first of 15 CH-147F Chinook helicopters to the RCAF.

Boeing Winnipeg opens a fifth building expansion to accommodate new work

Boeing Vancouver, formerly AeroInfo, joins Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

Canadian airlines place orders for a total of 50 Boeing airplanes

Boeing subsidiary, Wisk Aero, opens engineering hub in Montreal. Boeing announces Team Poseidon partnership

Canada Selects Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its Multi-Mission Aircraft

Fleets & Services


Air Canada
787 Dreamliner, 777-200LR, 777-300ER, 737 MAX

737-700, 737-800, 737 MAX, 787 Dreamliner


Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack
CH-147 Chinook (14)
C-17 Globemaster (5)
CF-18 (76)


Chinook In-Service Support Performance-Based Logistics contract

Digital Solutions & Analytics for commercial and defence platforms

C-17 field service support
and data analytics solutions supporting the C-17 Globemaster Integrated Sustainment Program