ExelTech Aerospace announces five-year maintenance services contract for CL215P water bombers with the Quebec Government



    CONTRACT TO SUPPORT FOUR CL215P WATER BOMBERS WORTH UP TO
    CDN$ 7.6 MILLION

    MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - ExelTech Aerospace Inc. ("ExelTech
Aerospace", "ExelTech" or the "Company"), (TSX Venture: XLT), Canada's largest
publicly-listed commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul
organization, today announced that it has signed a long-term contract to
provide operational readiness, diagnostic and maintenance services to the
"Service aérien gouvernemental"(SAG), the flight operations group of the
Quebec Ministry of Government Services. This agreement follows a competitive
tender process.
    Under this exclusive five year agreement, valued at up to
CDN$ 7.6 million, ExelTech is responsible to ensure that the Quebec
Government's four Bombardier CL215P water bombers are mission-ready to fight
forest fires anywhere in the province of Quebec. The company will perform
major structural inspections and repairs at its Quebec City facility during
the winter months and line maintenance and field support at remote locations
during the fire fighting season between May and October.
    "We are delighted to enter into this long-term relationship with SAG,"
said Serge Bourbonnais, Vice President, Maintenance & Operations, ExelTech
Aerospace. "We are proud that SAG, our neighbours at the Québec City
International Airport, are depending on us to provide the highest levels of
reliability and availability for the four CL215P water bombers as it performs
its critical role against forest fire protection."

    About ExelTech Aerospace

    One of the ten largest commercial airframe MRO vendors in North America,
ExelTech Aerospace is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trades under the
symbol XLT. The company holds Transport Canada, US Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Latin
American Civil Aviation Commission (LCAC) approvals to repair a wide range of
aircraft, structures, components and electrical and electronic systems.
Aircraft models serviced by ExelTech Aerospace include Bombardier CRJ and
Embraer ERJ; ATR-42 and 72; Bombardier Dash-8 and Saab 340 regional
turboprops; and Boeing 737 narrow-body airliners.
    With 230,000 square feet of hangar, shop and office space in three
facilities at Montreal and Quebec City, and with marketing offices in the US
and Europe, ExelTech Aerospace provides maintenance repair and overhaul
services to airlines in Canada, the US and 22 other countries around the
world.
    To find out more about ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX Venture: XLT), visit
our website at www.exeltech-aerospace.com.

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy of this release.
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For further information:

For further information: Donald Kamenz, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, ExelTech Aerospace, (514) 631-5114, dkamenz@exeltech-aerospace.com

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