Discovery Air Technical Services achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce it has successfully achieved  ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

ISO 9001:2008 is a Quality Management System (QMS) Standard that is recognized globally. A certification granted by an outside independent auditor, DATS achieved ISO 9001 Certification by demonstrating that its QMS procedures promotes continuous improvement, resulting in a consistently excellent product.

"DATS continues to position itself as a global leader in Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services," commented Remy St-Martin, DATS Vice President of Commercial Services.  "This new QMS certification will not only directly benefit our current customers, but it will also enable us to attract more business from a customer base that demands high standards. By embracing an environment where continuous improvement is part of the corporate culture, DATS can ensure that all of its clientele receive a product that exceeds their expectations at a competitive price time and time again."

ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR TECHNICAL SERVICES

Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) holds Transport Canada approvals for the DASH-8, Boeing 737, CRJ 100/200, SAAB 340 and the ERJ 135/145 aircraft, and will soon add additional aircraft types to its catalog of capabilities. DATS' Quebec City maintenance facility provides a wide range of capabilities including welding, avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal repairs. DATS also provides engineering services out if its Toronto office.

ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating over 140 aircraft with our 850 team members. We deliver airborne training to the Canadian military; airborne fire services; VFR 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 respectively).

SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.

For further information:

Discovery Air Technical Services
JC Tewfik
Director Sales
JC.Tewfik@discoveryair-ts.com
514 694-5565 ext: 333
514-862-2998

Investor Relations
Sheila Venman
Investor Relations
Sheila.Venman@discoveryair.com
Toll Free (866) 903 3247


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