Jazz Aviation applauds Minister Garneau's new safety rules for recreational drone use

HALIFAX, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) supports federal Transport Minister Garneau's announcement this morning which introduced new safety rules for recreational drone use. 

"This is a matter of great concern for Jazz and we are very pleased that Minister Garneau has introduced an immediate measure with respect to rules for operating recreational drones thereby promoting awareness and continuing to ensure that safety remains a top priority," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz.

Additional information can be found at the following Transport Canada link:  www.canada.ca/drone-safety 

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol 'CHR'. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,200 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 113 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of three Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.

 

SOURCE Jazz

For further information: Media Contacts: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, Nova Scotia, manon.stuart@flyjazz.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, Ontario, debra.williams@flyjazz.ca


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