IMP Aerospace & Defence is one of Canada’s largest manufacturing and maintenance organizations supporting both military and commercial customers with over 2,400 engineering and technical support staff in operations across Canada.

IMP Aerospace & Defence is a Business Unit of IMP Group Ltd., a company that has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 Best Managed companies for the past 12 consecutive years. IMP Aerospace & Defence comprises six Operating Units that together provide a highly diversified line of products and services to both military and commercial sectors.

IMP Aerospace: This operation has over 600,000 square feet of hangar, shop and office space at Halifax International Airport providing full In-Service Support, Life Cycle and Integrated Logistics Support services to military and commercial operators. Recent customers include the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), Royal Norwegian Air Force, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, NOAA, U.S. Forestry Service, Aero Union, the U.S. Navy and the Egyptian Air Force on the following military aircraft platforms:


  • Lockheed Martin CP-140 (P-3) Aurora
  • AgustaWestland CH-149 (EH101) Cormorant
  • Sikorsky CH-124 (H-3/S-61) Sea King
  • Bell Helicopter CH-146 (Bell 412) Griffon
  • CT-114 Tutor Snowbird

 IMP Aerospace is a Lockheed Martin Authorized P-3 Orion Service Center, an approved Transport Canada Design Approval Organization, and a DND Accredited Technical Organization and Accredited Maintenance Organization.


Our technical support capabilities include:


  •  Fleet Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Structural Modifications
  • Life Assessment and Extension Programs
  • Avionics Modernization and Installation Design
  • Technical Publications, Translation and Illustrations

Cascade Aerospace: Cascade Aerospace is a specialty aerospace and defence contractor and the prime contractor for the in-service support of the RCAF’s legacy C-130H and C-130J Hercules fleet.




Canadian SAR Helicopter (CSH)

The IMP CSH team provides total In-Service Support to flight operations including:


  • EH-101(CH-149) Program and Fleet Management
  • All levels of maintenance
  • Engineering Support
  • Life-Cycle Support
  • Air and Ground Crew Training
  • Flight-line ground support

IMP Electronic Systems: IMP Electronic Systems is an AS9100 certified company with 40 years of experience in design, manufacture and repair of complex electronic assemblies and wire harnesses for the Canadian DND, U.S. Military, and a wide variety of OEMs servicing the aircraft, space, naval, and land vehicle sectors. The facility also performs R&O services on Communication, Radar, Flight Control Systems and Navy Sonar equipment and provides second line Sea King Avionics maintenance support to DND at 12 Wing Shearwater.



IMP Aerostructures: IMP Aerostructures is a Lean manufacturer and integrator of sheet metal, machined and composite aircraft structures. It is AS9100/ISO 9001 registered and maintains capabilities that include NADCAP Certified surface treatments and paint facilities. The operation has comprehensive multi-axis CNC machining, sheet metal forming, metal-to-metal bonding, and composite production facilities. IMP Aerostructures is recognized as a leader in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement processes and maintains a preferred supplier status for most major airframe OEMs.



IMP Naval & Land Services: The IMP Naval & Land Services Team provides coordination for the application of IMP Aerospace & Defence capabilities to the Naval and Land environments, including: ILS, Engineering, Technical Publications, NDT, manufacturing of machined components and wire harness assemblies.

IMP Aerospace & Defence has the depth of experience, engineering knowledge, and technical capabilities to provide the aerospace, naval and land systems sectors with comprehensive and timely technical solutions and products.