Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. announces CRJ100/200 AMO Certification

QUEBEC CITY, May 4 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is pleased to announce it has received its Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada for the CRJ100/200.

''We are pleased to add this new rating to our capabilities and look forward to signing new customers for our CRJ 100/200 heavy line maintenance,'' said Remy St-Martin, Vice President Commercial Services.  ''We are extremely excited to offer a competitive service offering in the marketplace.  Our Marketing team is currently participating at the Bombardier CRJ Operator conference in Toronto from May 2 to 4, and we will be meeting with various CRJ Operators and forging new business alliances in the coming weeks and months.''

DATS' decision to locate in Quebec City was motivated by the availability of a pool of highly-qualified labour specializing in regional aircraft maintenance and overhaul.  DATS personnel hold qualifications on a large number of regional aircraft including the DASH 8, SAAB 340, ERJ 135/145, CRJ 100/200 and Boeing 737. DATS' well-equipped maintenance facility will enable the delivery of an extensive range of capabilities including welding, avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal repairs.

ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR

Founded in 2004, Discovery Air Inc. is a specialty aviation services company operating across Canada and in select locations internationally. With over 130 aircraft, it is one of the largest air operators in Canada, employing more than 600 flight crew, maintainers and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics solutions to its government, airline and business customers. The Corporation's subsidiaries include: Top Aces, which delivers airborne training and special mission services to the Canadian military; Hicks & Lawrence, a supplier of airborne fire management services to the Ontario government and charter services to government agencies and corporate customers; Discovery Air Technical Services, which provides a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services; Great Slave Helicopters, the second-largest VFR helicopter operator in the country; Air Tindi, the largest fixed-wing aircraft charter provider based in Northern Canada; Discovery Mining Services, which supplies all-weather exploration camps as well as expediting and logistics support services; and Discovery Air Innovations, the innovation arm of Discovery Air that identifies and captures large, new market opportunities.

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Discovery Air's public communications may include written or oral forward-looking statements (as defined in applicable securities laws) regarding the future performance of the company and/or its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements by definition are based on assumptions and are as a result subject to risks and uncertainties, including those identified in the Management's Discussion and Analysis section of Discovery Air's financial statements for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, available at www.sedar.com. As a result of such risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements, and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. Forward-looking statements represent expectations as of the date they are made, and Discovery Air disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements it may make, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

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

Rolf S. Dawson
Vice President, Corporate Finance & Administration
rolf.dawson@discoveryair.com
867-873-5350, Ext. 304


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