Who We Are

IMP Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, is a leading Canadian aerospace company trusted by operators for its engineering and maintenance expertise in domestic and international military, government, original equipment manufacturers, and commercial environments.

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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

We are an engineering and aerospace company that provides a full range of technical solutions and specializes in military applications.

Our Vision

IMP Aerospace strives to be an exceptional service provider committed to customer satisfaction and growth through operational excellence, employee engagement, and diversification.

Our Leadership Team

Michael Michaud
Executive Vice President

Mike Michaud joined IMP Aerospace in 2012, following a diverse career with the RCAF which included multiple tours in flight test and aircraft maintenance operations. He was appointed VP Production in April 2015. Mike is a graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Mechanical Engineering and holds Master’s degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee. A registered Professional Engineer and Qualified Flight Test Engineer, he is also an alumnus of the United States Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland and the German Joint Admiral and General Staff Officers Course at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, Hamburg, Germany.

Vice President, Programs

David began working at IMP Aerospace, Halifax International Airport, in the Contracts Department in 1991. After being transferred to the IMP Electronic Systems (ES) Operating Unit 4 years later, David’s career progressed to Manager and Director of Contracts and Administration before becoming VP and GM in 2009, responsible for the management of the ES Operation. In 2019, he transferred back to IMP Aerospace as Vice President Programs. Prior to joining IMP, David completed his Bachelor of Commerce at St. Mary’s University, Halifax. David also holds a Certified Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CGA) and in May 2013, was one of ten IMP managers to graduate from the first IMP Leadership Development Program at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business. 

Vice President, Production

John joined IMP Electronic Systems in 2007 as the Manager of Wire Harness Programs and, in 2012, was promoted to  Director of Production and in 2019 was again promoted to General Manager. After graduating from Dalhousie University, Halifax, with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, he began his career as a continuous improvement engineer then transitioned to project management and other leadership roles. While working in the electronics and aerospace manufacturing and service industries for over 20 years, John has participated and led various Lean Sigma initiatives focused on improving value for customer and defect elimination. In 2020, John was promoted to Vice President of Production with IMP Aerospace.

Jim Penwell
Vice President, Quality

Since completing the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program in his home town of Gander, NL, and earning his AME license in 1986, Jim has focused his extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance on commercial airline technical operations. In his 37 years in the aircraft maintenance industry, Jim has worked with everything from aerial firefighting operations in Ontario to commercial air carriers in the northern and eastern regions of Canada and held the title of Vice President Maintenance for both Air Atlantic and CanJet Airlines. Jim currently holds the position of Vice President of Quality with IMP Aerospace and Defence and is responsible for the direction, control, and administration of the Quality Branch functions associated with establishing and maintaining compliance with applicable standards and certifications, including ISO9001:2015, AS9100D, and oversight of Transport Canada issued AMO certificates. In addition to his Quality responsibilities, Jim is also an Advisory Board Member of the NSCC and CONA Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Programs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Gander, NL respectively.


Our Facilities

Headquartered in Enfield, NS at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, IMP Aerospace boasts a 300,000 square foot campus consisting of 7 dedicated hangers and buildings, designed, built, and equipped to accommodate a variety of military and commercial aircraft and manufacturing services.

The facility's built-in efficiencies include:

  • Hangar floor computers for quick access to technical data and parts ordering
  • Automated tool and part delivery to the shop floor
  • Bar-coded time and materiel management system
  • Vending machines that allocate consumables to each job
  • Overhead cranes for easy removal of engines, tails, and stabilizers
  • Support shops
    • avionics,
    • electronics,
    • machine shop,
    • structures,
    • paint shop,
  • Component repair & overhaul

Conveniently located on the East Coast of Canada, our location provides easy access to not only the central North American and Eastern seaboard but also the European markets as well.

Along with our headquarters in Enfield, IMP Aerospace has satellite operations in Trenton, ON, on the Canadian Forces Base, allowing us to provide the Department of National Defence (DND) with on-site support for Canada’s fleet of Super Hercules C-130J and CT114 Tutors, as well as an office located in Ottawa, ON, which is used as a business development and customer relations office.