Jul 15, 2014
(News Release) VICTORIA — B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond has released the following statement today to congratulate Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. and Viking Air Limited on their announcement of a new training centre at the Victoria International Airport:
“Pacific Sky Aviation and Viking Air are investing in B.C. and in the future with their state-of-the-art Twin Otter simulator training centre at the Victoria International Airport. This is great news for the local economy and it means 20 new jobs for the area.
“The Asia Pacific region is expected to see major growth in aircraft sales and flight traffic in the coming years and B.C. is a major hub for the aerospace sector. In fact, we are a preferred North American gateway for the industry. British Columbia’s aerospace and defence sector is recognized worldwide for delivering highly specialized products and services.”
"Aerospace is part of the Transportation sector in the BC Jobs Plan. The strategies in the BC Jobs Plan leverage B.C.’s advantages in eight key industry sectors to enable job creation and maintain investor confidence. In B.C., we are protecting our economy from global economic uncertainty through low taxes for families and business, controlled spending and balancing our budget, and our Skills for Jobs Blueprint.”