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The world-wide aerospace industry and, specifically, Canada's role in this industry. A general review of the aerospace industry, with examples of how it has affected our everyday lives. Facts and figures about the aerospace industry. The same sort of review of Canada's aerospace industry, with more specific information about activities, and a more thorough historical review. Factors that will cause major changes in the next few years: a major rationalization of commercial jet aircraft design and manufacture; the fact that many developing nations are starting to build up an aerospace subcontract and parts supplier capability. How these factors will affect the industry, particularly here in Canada. Steps for Canada to take to ensure their continued involvement in this industry.