A desire for a new adventure became a professional calling for Paula Quinn and her work with Barry LaPointe and KF Aerospace. With the new KF Aerospace Center for Excellence and the company’s training of new local talent, she hopes others will find that same calling within the region’s thriving aviation industry.
An Upward Flightpath
From aircraft maintenance and engineering to cargo delivery, high-tech flight tracking and aviation communications, this area plays an important role in Canada’s aerospace sector, the third-largest in the world. Despite some global turbulence, the Central Okanagan’s aerospace industry is continuing its upward trajectory.
Focusing on industry leadership in avionics, pilot training, fixed-wing and rotary aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, as well as innovative research in advanced materials manufacturing and defense technology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), local researchers and engineers are helping to shape the future of flight craft.
Of BC’s aerospace companies are located in the Central Okanagan, (30 firms)
Billion in annual revenue is generated in BC ($1.3 billion direct GDP)