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Avion is an AS9100 registered company which provides contract manufacturing services primarily to the aerospace and defence industries. We are a leading supplier of high quality gears, precision components, and sub-assemblies for some of the most demanding customers around the world. Our parts fly on major programs for Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, US Department of Defense, and others. Avion employs advanced manufacturing technology, processes, and talented people to deliver value to its customers. Our value proposition is to supply the types of products and services demanded of large corporations but with the agility and attention that can be expected of a small to medium size firm. Visit the Gear and Drive Products or CNC Machined Products area of this website to learn more about what we can do for you.

We are committed to continuous improvement of our business processes and employees through the application of industry-best-practices with an awareness of social responsibility. We take the health and safety of our employees very seriously and maintain a safe working environment through meticulous prevention and planning.

CANADAAvionís Canadian facility is located just south of Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Our plant houses facilities for engineering, precision machining, gear cutting and grinding, inspection, testing, and assembly.

USA Avionís US facility is located just east of Niagara Falls International Airport in Sanborn, New York. Our Niagara Falls facility houses engineering, administrative, and program management staff who support our manufacturing and procurement operations in the United States.

Our Founder: Harjit Singh Chana Mr. Harjit S. Chana immigrated to Canada in the early 1970ís and worked the shop floor for the first few years of settlement in various positions in Toronto and Montreal. In 1976, he and his brother started a small machine shop from a garage in the east end of Toronto. The firm was named Olympic Gear & Mfg in recognition of the 1976 Summer Olympics hosted by Montreal that year. Olympic Gear went on to become a leading global supplier of military and commercial gear products. He served as VP and Plant Manager at Olympic for 20 years before founding Avion in 1995. From the early beginnings in 1976, Mr. Chanaís values of integrity, strong work ethic, and continuous improvement of oneself are the cornerstones of Avion even today.