ACOA and Standard Aero help bring Air Show Atlantic to Summerside, PEI!

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will provide a $50,000 non-repayable contribution to the Nova Scotia International Air Show to help stage and market the event which takes place at the Summerside Airport in Prince Edward Island August 25 and 26, 2018. This contribution comes from ACOA's "Business Development Program" and further emphasises the Government of Canada's dedication to the aerospace industry in Atlantic Canada.

"There is much potential in the aerospace industry, and updated, adaptive infrastructure like Slemon Park attracts strategic investment and creates a path for long-term growth. The Government of Canada is pleased to help build on successes in the aerospace sector," says Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for ACOA.

In conjunction, Standard Aero (formerly Vector Aerospace) has agreed to become the presenting corporate sponsor of Air Show Atlantic 2018. Located at Slemon Park in Summerside, Standard Aero was a natural partner and will also be sponsoring performer Brent Handy, a former Snowbirds pilot who now flies an acrobatic Pitts S-2B biplane.

The support received from both ACOA and Standard Aero are vital to the success of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association's ability to produce a show of the highest quality for its fans.

"We continue to search for additional partners to support various expenses like: performer fees, portable toilet rentals, tents and fire and rescue services that total close to $500,000 needed to produce the show. Support from ACOA and Standard Aero are big steps in the right direction," says Colin Stephenson, Executive Director of Air Show Atlantic.

We're excited to be back and look forward to working with the Summerside community once again!

- The Air Show Atlantic Organizing Team


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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of the partners and sponsors that make the Air Show possible this year.

Summerside, Prince Edward Island Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Innovation PEI
Standard Aero Canadian Forces Spring Valley Building Centre

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Currently running our 35th Air Show, the Atlantic Canada International Air Show has a long, proud history in the industry and the region.

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Air Show Atlantic is one of the productions of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA), formed as a Nova Scotian not-for-profit society in 1996.

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