QUEBEC CITY, May 4 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a
wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is pleased to announce it has
received its Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Certificate from
Transport Canada for the CRJ100/200.
''We are pleased to add this new rating to our capabilities and look
forward to signing new customers for our CRJ 100/200 heavy line
maintenance,'' said Remy St-Martin, Vice President Commercial
Services. ''We are extremely excited to offer a competitive service
offering in the marketplace. Our Marketing team is currently
participating at the Bombardier CRJ Operator conference in Toronto from
May 2 to 4, and we will be meeting with various CRJ Operators and
forging new business alliances in the coming weeks and months.''
DATS' decision to locate in Quebec City was motivated by the
availability of a pool of highly-qualified labour specializing in
regional aircraft maintenance and overhaul. DATS personnel hold
qualifications on a large number of regional aircraft including the
DASH 8, SAAB 340, ERJ 135/145, CRJ 100/200 and Boeing 737. DATS'
well-equipped maintenance facility will enable the delivery of an
extensive range of capabilities including welding, avionics,
engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR
Founded in 2004, Discovery Air Inc. is a specialty aviation services
company operating across Canada and in select locations
internationally. With over 130 aircraft, it is one of the largest air
operators in Canada, employing more than 600 flight crew, maintainers
and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance
and logistics solutions to its government, airline and business
customers. The Corporation's subsidiaries include: Top Aces, which
delivers airborne training and special mission services to the Canadian
military; Hicks & Lawrence, a supplier of airborne fire management
services to the Ontario government and charter services to government
agencies and corporate customers; Discovery Air Technical Services,
which provides a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification,
engineering and certification services; Great Slave Helicopters, the
second-largest VFR helicopter operator in the country; Air Tindi, the
largest fixed-wing aircraft charter provider based in Northern Canada;
Discovery Mining Services, which supplies all-weather exploration camps
as well as expediting and logistics support services; and Discovery Air
Innovations, the innovation arm of Discovery Air that identifies and
captures large, new market opportunities.
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Discovery Air's public communications may include written or oral
forward-looking statements (as defined in applicable securities laws)
regarding the future performance of the company and/or its
subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements by definition are based on
assumptions and are as a result subject to risks and uncertainties,
including those identified in the Management's Discussion and Analysis section of Discovery Air's financial statements for the fiscal year
ended January 31, 2011, available at www.sedar.com. As a result of such risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ
materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements, and
readers should not place undue reliance on such statements.
Forward-looking statements represent expectations as of the date they
are made, and Discovery Air disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements it may make, whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required under applicable securities laws.
Discovery Air's shares and debentures trade on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB respectively).
SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.
For further information:
Discovery Air Technical Services
514 694-5565 ext: 333
Toll Free (866) 903 3247
Rolf S. Dawson
Vice President, Corporate Finance & Administration
867-873-5350, Ext. 304