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Manitoba receives $10M for aerospace industry


Aug. 21, 2017 – The Winnipeg, Man., aerospace industry is getting a $10-million boost from the federal government, with the expectation that the innovation and training money will help create new high-paying jobs.

The commitment will expand the Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT) and create a new space at Red River College’s (RRC’s) Notre Dame Campus, dubbed the Smart Factory. The investment will also result in expanded research and training opportunities in areas like robotics, digital manufacturing, and industrial networking, they added.

The CATT is an industrial campus co-located at StandardAero, a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based aerospace company, where new processes and materials can be tested without interrupting production flow.

According to the parties, the Smart Factory will connect aerospace and other manufacturing organizations with specialized equipment and new technology to support advanced manufacturing processes. As a result of the partnership, students will be able to continue developing the skills needed to implement new and innovative technologies.

StandardAero is contributing $4.5 million to the projects, while RRC is contributing $1.2 million for a total investment of more than $15 million.

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