YELLOWKNIFE, NT, April 6 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Inc. subsidiary Air Tindi
Ltd. is pleased to have secured an air charter supply agreement with
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
Through its majority Inuit-owned partnership Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd., Air
Tindi has a high utilization contract supporting Sabina Gold & Silver's
Nunavut projects during the 2011 exploration season. Located in the
Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, these include the Hackett River, Wishbone
and Back River gold projects.
"We are extremely happy to be working with Sabina Gold & Silver as they
advance these world-class projects toward development," said Chuck
Parker, President of Air Tindi and Vice President of Aqsaqniq Airways.
"Our partnership delivers a range of aircraft solutions to Sabina from
the quick change combination configuration Dash 7 to the ultra robust
Aqsaqniq Airways is located in Taloyoak, NU, and Air Tindi conducts all
flight operations for this partnership.
"Remote projects like Sabina's require safe, reliable, highly-organized
support from their aviation providers at competitive market prices,"
said Parker. "We're proud to be flying for them again and look forward
to a very productive summer for both companies."
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 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, overhaul, modification, engineering and
certification services 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 supplies
all-weather exploration camps as well as expediting and logistics
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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 are listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB respectively).
SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.
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Marketing Manager, Discovery Air - Northern Services