MONTREAL, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. ("DA Defence"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., recently flew in the first-ever German Air Force ("Luftwaffe") Eurofighter Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC). Two DA Defence A-4N Skyhawks flew a number of support missions as Red Air to provide aggressor and dissimilar air combat training (DACT) for Eurofighters from Tactical Flying Wing 73 "Steinhoff" in Laage, Germany.
"These missions mark an important achievement in our German program," said Rolf Brandt, Senior Program Manager – German Operations, DA Defence. "The Luftwaffe has placed their trust in Discovery Air Defence to deliver professionally operated, highly-representative adversaries to train Germany's elite Eurofighter pilots in advanced fighter weapons skills and tactics."
"We are really pleased to be a key contributor to the success of the new Luftwaffe Eurofighter fighter weapons training program," said Daniel Gibeau, Chief Operating Officer, DA Defence. "Our modernized Skyhawks flown by highly-seasoned pilots continue to provide positive training outcomes for the German military."
DA Defence began its contracted airborne training services for the German Armed Forces in January 2015. Flying embedded with the German Air Force, DA Defence is delivering critical air combat training and combat support for the German military at home and on deployment.
DA Defence and its U.S. subsidiary, Top Aces have the world's largest privately-held, operating fleet of combat aircraft. The training provided supports the operational readiness of both current and future generation fighter aircraft. To discover more on how DA Defence is changing the face of air combat training In Germany, Canada, U.S. and worldwide, visit us at experiencematters.ca.
About Discovery Air and Its Subsidiaries
Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training; medevac equipped aircraft services; airborne firefighting services; air charter services; helicopter operations; and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety, and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve. Discover more at discoveryair.com.
Discovery Air's Class A common voting shares and unsecured convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively).
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