ACTS to provide component maintenance support for SkyWest Airlines

    MONTREAL, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The aircraft maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) service provider ACTS Aero Technical Support & Services Inc.
continues to expand its customer base with the conclusion of a new 10-year
agreement, representing an estimated value of C$70 million, with U.S.-based
SkyWest Airlines.
    Under terms of the agreement, ACTS will provide a full range of services
on a significant number of components for SkyWest's fleet of 121 Bombardier
CRJ-200 and 70 CRJ-700 Regional Jets. The Line Replaceable Units (LRU) covered
under the terms of the contract include a range of airframe and engine
    "We're excited to welcome SkyWest Airlines to our growing portfolio of
customers," said Chahram Bolouri, President and Chief Executive Officer of
ACTS. "We're pleased that an increasing number of airlines are responding
positively to the range of customized maintenance solutions we provide, as
well as the proven capabilities and experience of our employees."
    "Our strategies to capitalize on growth opportunities across the Americas
in components and engines are indeed paying off, and we expect that trend to
continue in the coming months," added Mr. Bolouri.
    The agreement is another significant step in ACTS's continued expansion
of its customer base outside Canada and across the Americas. On July 9, ACTS
also announced 10-year agreements with TACA International Airlines of
El Salvador and Volaris of Mexico to provide components and related logistical
support for both airlines' fleet of aircraft.

    About SkyWest Airlines

    SkyWest Airlines is the largest regional airline in the United States,
offering more than 1,800 daily flights to 151 destinations in the
United States, Canada and Mexico as Delta Connection, United Express and
Midwest Connect.

    About ACTS

    Montréal-based ACTS Aero Technical Support & Services Inc. is a
full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization that
provides airframe, engine and component maintenance and various ancillary
services. Along with its subsidiary, Aeromantenimiento S.A. (Aeroman), ACTS
services global customers including Air Canada, Jazz, Air Transat, Airborne
Express, Air Norterra, Canadian North, Chromalloy, Department of National
Defence of Canada, JetBlue, Mexicana, Snecma Services, TACA Airlines,
United Airlines, Varig and Volaris, and operates major maintenance centres in
Canada -- Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver -- and El Salvador with a
combined workforce of some 4,500 employees.

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For further information: Hélène Girard, (514) 856-7444, ext. 7823

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