Canadian Aviation Expo

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Canadian Aviation Expo
Canadian Aviation Expo Logo.png
Type Tradeshow and Fly-in
Founded 1992
Headquarters Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Held at Canadian Warplane Heritage
COPA’s booth, part of the tradeshow at the 2004 Canadian Aviation Expo
A Cirrus SR22 on display at the Expo in 2004

The Canadian Aviation Expo (CAE) is Canada’s largest aviation event, combining a three-day tradeshow with a fly-in. Except for 2007 it has included an airshow. The Expo is held annually at the beginning of May at the Hamilton/John C. Munro International Airport in Ontario. The event attracts about 20,000 visitors per year.[1][2]


The event started as the Toronto Sport Aircraft Expo in 1992 and was held in a downtown Toronto convention centre. Later it was renamed the Toronto Aviation and Aircraft Show and was moved to the Air Canada hangar at Toronto Pearson International Airport and later to Downsview Airport in north Toronto. The move to the Oshawa Airport was made in 2002 and the name was changed to Canadian Aviation Expo at the same time.

In 2009 the Expo moved from Oshawa Airport to Hamilton Airport where it used the facilities of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in a joint show.[3]


Principals in the operation of the show since 2002 have been Stephen Wilcox, Steve Nichols and John Green.[citation needed]


The Expo's major sponsor since 2002 has been Breitling.[citation needed]

A major supporter of this event is the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association who held their annual convention in conjunction with the CAE in both 2003 and 2006.[4]

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  1. ^ Canadian Aviation Expo (2008). "Expo Info". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ Canadian Aviation Expo (2008). "Aerial Demonstrations". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ Canadian Aviation Expo (n.d.). "Canadian Aviation Expo". Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ Canadian Aviation Expo (2008). "C.O.P.A - Canadian Owners & Pilots Association". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 

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