AeroMechanical Services Ltd. Announces Government of Canada Funds Improvement of Weather Data Capture Equipment

    AeroMechanical Services Ltd.          TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"
    A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer

    CALGARY, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (AMA - TSX
Venture), ("AMS") announces that the company was recently awarded a research
grant of approximately $180,000 to fund the development of enhanced weather
observation equipment for use on commercial passenger aircraft. This funding
comes from the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund and is administered by
Environment Canada.
    Meteorological services around the world have begun using aircraft based
weather observations (Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay or AMDAR) to
supplement "upper air" weather data gathered by radiosondes or weather
balloons. These aircraft passively collect weather data while in flight and
transmit the data to meteorological services. MetProbe is designed to enhance
and improve the weather data captured while in flight and features a dedicated
temperature probe, a relative humidity probe and enhanced measurement of wind
speed and wind direction using MEMS based inertial reference system. The AMS
tools (afirs and UpTime(TM)) have proven their capacity to reliably transmit
data from aircraft anywhere on the planet.
    The quantity of weather data available in large parts of Canada and the
world is limited due to the limitations to the aircraft fleet and data
transmission capabilities.
    The additional sensing potential coupled with afirs data transmission
capability could enhance weather forecasting in Canada and around the world.
Europe is especially interested in the weather in eastern and northern Canada
because it only takes a few days for Canadian weather systems in these regions
to become European weather systems. Weather conditions in northern Canada can
also have a profound impact on southern Canada. AMS has worked with
Environment Canada on various AMDAR related projects since 2002.
    It is anticipated that the outcome from the MetProbe project will be
reduced SAR events due to unanticipated weather and improved safety for

    About AeroMechanical Services Ltd.

    AeroMechanical Services Ltd. provides proprietary technologies and
services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline
industry. The company has successfully commercialized three products and
associated services currently marketed to airlines, manufacturers and
maintenance organizations around the world. Its premier technology afirs(TM)
UpTime(TM) allows airlines to monitor and manage aircraft operations anywhere,
anytime, in real-time.

For further information:

For further information: on AMS contact: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical
Services Ltd, (403) 291-7427,; Bob Beaty, The Howard
Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915,,

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