Aerospace

Driven by the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), our region is home to a burgeoning aviation industry.

If your business is in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhauls (MRO), avionics repairs, or aviation components manufacturing you’ve come to the right place.

The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is Cranbrook’s connection to the world.

Over 20 flights from three major airlines depart from YXC daily and because of our fair weather, cancellations are extremely rare. With direct flights to key Canadian business centres, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto as well as international hubs, YXC has further opened Cranbrook to commerce, trade, and tourism opportunities and brings in a steady flow of business year-round. It is also the Ministry of Forests air tanker base.

YXC is only 10 minutes away from both Cranbrook and Kimberley, which means you will have no problem finding quality employees.

With our extensive industrial land availability, including fifty-two acres located directly beside the airport rezoned for commercial airport land and development, and our access to key emerging technologies, Cranbrook is the ideal location for aerospace manufacturing and developments. As an up and coming industry, competition in this sector is low and success rates are high.

Airport expansion

Within the past 10 years, more than $10 million has been invested into the airport’s expansion, rehabilitation, and capital projects. This includes a runway extension and terminal expansion done to accommodate larger aircraft from more distant locations. With ongoing updates, improvements, and expansion opportunities, the potential of the Canadian Rockies International Airport is endless.

Whether it’s a shop, warehouse or manufacturing facility, choosing to base your business at the Canadian Rockies International Airport also means your office will boast the best view of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern B.C. YXC is unofficially and rightfully known as the world’s most beautiful runway.

  • 134,000+ passengers on average
  • 10-minute drive to Cranbrook
  • $10 million invested over 10 years
  • 52 acres available for aerospace development
  • 20+ flights a day3 major airlines