QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc.
(DATS) is pleased to announce it has received its Approved Maintenance
Organisation (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada for the ERJ
135/145 regional jet, and was recently awarded its first contract
covering a total of 8 aircraft with a US regional airline.
"This contract award from a major US regional operator is a significant
win for DATS," commented Remy St-Martin, DATS VP Commercial Services.
"We look forward to strengthening our relationship with this customer
and extending the agreement to cover additional aircraft beyond this
In addition to the ERJ 135/145, Discovery Air Technical Services holds
Transport Canada approvals for the DASH-8, Boeing 737 and SAAB 340
aircraft, and will soon add additional aircraft types to its catalog of
capabilities. DATS' Quebec City maintenance facility provides a wide
range of capabilities including welding, avionics, engineering,
machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal repairs.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
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 450 flight crew, maintainers and support
staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics
solutions to a wide range of government, airline and business
customers. The Company's Government Services segment includes three
subsidiaries: 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; and
Discovery Air Technical Services, which provides a range of
maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions to customers from its Quebec
City location. The Company's Northern Services segment includes three
subsidiaries: 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; and Discovery
Mining Services, which constructs and rents all-weather exploration
camps and provides expediting and logistics support services.
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, 2010, 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:
Toll Free (866) 903 3247
Rolf S. Dawson
Vice President, Corporate Finance & Administration
867-873-5350, Ext. 304