QUEBEC CITY, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc.
(DATS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to
announce that it has received new orders for heavy maintenance of 22
ERJ 135/145 regional jets. DATS is also pleased to announce the opening
of its Toronto office in Mississauga near the Lester B. Pearson
"We are very pleased to announce new orders for the maintenance of 22
ERJ 135/145 aircraft in our Quebec City MRO facility. This is a clear
sign from our customers that DATS delivers on quality and value,"
commented Jean Genest, President and CEO of DATS.
"We are also pleased to announce the opening of our new Toronto office
as part of our strategic expansion into complimentary services
including aircraft modifications, special mission conversions,
engineering, and certification. It is also our initial step in the
set-up of a Design Approval Organization, which will enhance DATS'
ability to provide the best products to its customer base in addition
to providing services to OEMs and other operators."
In addition to the ERJ 135/145, Discovery Air Technical Services holds
Transport Canada approvals for the DASH-8, Boeing 737, CRJ 100/200 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
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, DA.DB, and DA.DB.A respectively).
SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.
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