Summit Group and Det'on Cho Corporation announce aviation partnership

YELLOWKNIFE, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Summit Aviation Group and Det'on Cho Corporation announced today that together they have formed Det'on Cho Summit Aviation LP, a new entity that will provide aviation services within the Yellowknives' Dene First Nation territory.

"Our partnership with Det'on Cho Corporation will allow us to extend our services and further contribute to the economic prosperity of the region," said Summit President Rob Mauracher. "Along with the opportunity for Det'on Cho to have an equity stake in the new venture, employment opportunities will be available to Yellowknives' Dene First Nation members."

Summit is part of the Ledcor Group of Companies and operates a fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft based in Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. With a fleet of 28 aircraft, Summit specializes in developing tailor-made aviation solutions for its clients.

"This new company is the next logical step in our longstanding relationship with Summit Air," commented Roy Erasmus Jr., President and CEO of Det'on Cho Corporation. "Not only is this an opportunity to officially enter the aviation market, it's a chance to work side by side with a company that is as dedicated to innovation and quality as we are."

"We are proud to join a like-minded company that values quality service as well as supporting the local community," added Paul McElligott, President of Ledcor Resources and Transportation, Summit's parent company. "Det'on Cho has a long history of business success in the region, and combining that with Summit's aviation expertise will create a strong partnership."

About Summit

Owned and operated by The Ledcor Group of Companies, The Summit Aviation Group operates a fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft based in Yellowknife, British Columbia and Alberta. Summit Group specializes in developing tailor-made aviation solutions for government, mining, exploration, oil & gas, crew movements, environmental surveys, business travel, arctic operations, and medevac.

www.FlySummitAir.com

About Det'on Cho Corporation

Det'on Cho Corporation is the economic development arm of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Established in 1988, the company includes sixteen subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures and was listed as one of Canada's 500 fastest growing companies by Profit Magazine in 2013. Det'on Cho companies provide a full range of services to the northern mining sector, including logistics and expediting, transportation, construction and construction management, and environmental and remediation services.



Image with caption: "(L-R) Roy Erasmus Jr., President and CEO of Det'on Cho Corporation and Rob Mauracher, President, Summit Air Group in Yellowknife, June 16, 2014. (CNW Group/Summit Aviation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140617_C7578_PHOTO_EN_41507.jpg

SOURCE: Summit Aviation

For further information:

Rob Mauracher
President, Summit Air
604-681-7500

Roy Erasmus, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Det'on Cho Corporation
867-873-6533

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