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 signed an LOI to finalize membership
of the newly formed SuperJet International authorized service center network.
SuperJet International, incorporated in Italy has worked with ExelTech
Aerospace to participate in their heavy maintenance and modifications MRO
network program for their new to market SSJ100 aircraft program.
Giovanni Simonetti SVP Customer Services of SuperJet International states
that SSJ100 customers will enter service with a quality airframe maintenance
services network in place, with well recognized MRO provider strategically
located according to market needs that have a strong understanding of the
regional aircraft services market.
"This is very much in line with our vision to provide a timely, quality
maintenance product at a fair price to the regional aircraft marketplace said
Donald Kamenz, ExelTech's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
About SuperJet International:
SuperJet International, based in Venice, Italy, is a joint venture
between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company (51%) and Sukhoi Holding
(49%), in charge of marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi
SuperJet 100 regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan,
as well as of worldwide after-sale support. SuperJet International is also
responsible for the design and development of VIP and cargo variants. A
SuperJet International branch is already active in Moscow, together with sales
offices in Toulouse, France and Washington, DC, USA.
The first two Sukhoi SuperJet 100 series aircraft have been recently
delivered to the M.M. Gromov Flight Research Centre in Zhukovsky for Flight
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 square meters) 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 Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
To learn more about ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX-V: 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.
For further information:
For further information: Donald Kamenz, Vice President, Marketing and
Sales, ExelTech Aerospace, (514) 631-8999, extension 5114,