YELLOWKNIFE, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Discovery Air subsidiary, Great Slave
Helicopters Limited (GSH) announced today that it has expanded into
British Columbia with the purchase of its newest subsidiary Northern
Air Support (NAS) pending approvals from the regulatory authorities.
NAS is a profitable, safety-oriented helicopter charter company that
has been serving its mining, forestry and oil and gas seismic clients
in Western Canada for almost 20 years, from its two bases, in Kelowna,
B.C., and Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
The current management team at NAS will continue providing the excellent
service they are known for and the company will continue to operate
independently under the name Northern Air Support.
Northern Air Support has an adaptable fleet of helicopters to deliver a
variety of safe and efficient services to meet particular program
requirements - from the versatile five-passenger Eurocopter AS 350B2,
to the powerful, new generation, six-passenger Bell 407.
"We are very excited about being a part of the Discovery Air team,"
stated Mark McGowan, President of NAS. "The opportunity to be part of a
larger organization with a more diverse fleet mix, combined with their
international operations, will be very beneficial to NAS."
"We have been looking for a partner in the B.C. market for some time,
and are very pleased to have come to an agreement with NAS," said Jeff
Denomme, President of GSH. "Their team is excellent and their
operations are very highly-regarded in the industry - we are really
looking forward to working with them."
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating
over 150 aircraft with our 850 team members. We deliver airborne
training to the Canadian military; airborne fire services; helicopter
operations; fixed-wing air charter services; expediting and logistics
support; and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification,
engineering and certification services.
Discovery Air's shares and debentures trade on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A respectively).
SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.
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