ExelTech Aerospace announces selection as JetBlue Airway's MRO provider



    MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - ExelTech Aerospace Inc. ("ExelTech
Aerospace", "ExelTech" or the "Company"), (TSX-V: XLT), Canada's largest
publicly-listed commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul
organization, today announced that it has been selected as JetBlue Airways'
provider of Embraer 190 Airframe Heavy Maintenance services in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada.
    JetBlue Airways, based in New York City, NY, has selected ExelTech
Aerospace for heavy maintenance and modifications after undergoing a detailed
assessment of ExelTech Aerospace's product experience, ability, quality
standards and business practices.
    "We at JetBlue are confident that we have chosen a quality MRO provider,
ExelTech came highly recommended, bringing a consistent track record on their
EJET maintenance performance to date".
    "ExelTech's organization is thoroughly committed to meeting JetBlue's
maintenance needs and will rise to the opportunity" said Sylvain Duval,
ExelTech's President & Chief Operating Officer.
    "We are very happy to include JetBlue, an exacting customer, among our
family of customers" added Donald Kamenz, ExelTech's Vice President of Sales
and Marketing. "Our intent is to be a long term player in the Embraer
maintenance market and JetBlue is definitely the kind of airline that we are
proud to partner with."

    About JetBlue Airways

    New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based
on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV
as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of
Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced
complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft
"BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's
first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with
meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service
disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for
details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with 600 daily flights. New service begins
to Montego Bay, Jamaica on May 21 and to Los Angeles International Airport on
June 17. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all
fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or
reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or
visit www.jetblue.com.

    About ExelTech Aerospace

    The third-largest commercial airframe Maintenance, Repair, and overhaul
(MRO) vendor in Canada, 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) and European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) approvals to maintain a range of aircraft and associated structures,
components and systems. Aircraft models serviced by ExelTech Aerospace include
Embraer ERJ 145 family and EJET 170/190 family, and Bombardier CRJ regional
jets and ATR-42 and 72, Bombardier Dash-8 and Saab 340 regional turboprops and
Boeing 737 narrow bodies.
    With 310,000 square feet (28,800 sq m) of hangar, shop and office space
in three modern facilities at Montreal and Quebec City, and with marketing
offices in the US, ExelTech Aerospace provides maintenance repair and overhaul
services to airlines in Canada, the US and 25 other countries around the
world.
    In addition to heavy maintenance, ExelTech Aerospace offers a dedicated
line maintenance facility servicing domestic and international customers for
Montreal's Trudeau international airport.
    To learn more about ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX Venture: XLT), please
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, Marketing and
Sales, ExelTech Aerospace, (514) 631-8999, extension 5114,
dkamenz@exeltech-aerospace.com; JetBlue Corporate Communications, (718)
709-3089, CorporateCommunications@jetblue.com; JetBlue Reservations,
1-800-JET-BLUE (538-2583), or TTY/TDD: 1-800-336-5530

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