Discovery Air Appoints Drew Hickey as Chair of the Audit Committee

TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air") announced today the appointment of Thomas Andrew (Drew) Hickey as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board").  The appointment is effective immediately.  Mr. Hickey joined the Board January 25, 2017 and his corporate finance background will be invaluable in the Audit Chair role.  Discovery Air also wishes to announce that Alain Benedetti will not stand for re-election and has decided to retire from the Board to focus on his other commitments.  He will assist Mr. Hickey through a short transition.  Mr. Benedetti joined the Board on June 26, 2014, and has served as Chair of the Audit Committee since July 3, 2014. 

Jacob Shavit, President and Chief Executive Office of Discovery Air, stated "We are very grateful to Alain for his contributions to Discovery Air and wish him all the best in the future.  We also look forward to Drew's guidance as we build on the momentum of our recently announced privatization and as we continue to execute on our strategy."

About Discovery Air

Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.

Discovery Air's Class A common voting shares and unsecured convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively).

SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.

For further information: Sheila Venman, Investor Relations, Sheila.Venman@discoveryair.com, Toll Free (866) 903 3247

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