QUEBEC CITY, May 10 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce
it has signed a Dash 8 fleet maintenance agreement with Air Creebec.
Marty Boisvert, Director of Maintenance for Air Creebec said: "We are
pleased to return to Quebec City for the maintenance of our aircraft.
The extensive experience of DATS technicians is second to none in the
industry. We look forward to introducing our first aircraft in Quebec
in the coming month."
''We are pleased to add Air Creebec as our newest family member and
launch customer for the Dash 8 aircraft," said Remy St-Martin, DATS
Vice President Commercial Services. ''We are proving once again that
our strength is our experience. We look forward to exceeding Air
Creebec's expectations in the areas of quality, value, and
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 enables the
delivery of an extensive range of capabilities including welding,
avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet
ABOUT AIR CREEBEC INC
Air Creebec Inc. is a wholly owned Cree regional airline based in
Val-d'Or, Quebec. With 14 aircraft, it operates scheduled and charter
services to 16 destinations in Quebec and Ontario. Its main base is
Val-d'Or Airport, with a hub at Timmins/Victor M. Power Airport. The
airline is owned by The Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company Inc.
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