QUEBEC CITY, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. ("DATS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is pleased to announce it has received its Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada for the ATR42 and ATR72 series 600 of aircraft. Liat (1974) Ltd. ("Liat") has also signed a three (3) year exclusive agreement with DATS for their entire fleet. The first aircraft is set to arrive in May 2015. Work will be carried-out at DATS' Heavy Maintenance facility at the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City in the coming months.
"DATS is pleased to sign this exclusive agreement with Liat and to be one of the first MROs in North America to be certified on the ATR42/ATR72 600 series. This is an important milestone for DATS and for our customers who are adding more ATRs to their fleet. We are extremely pleased to be able to support Liat and count them as one of our long term customers," said JP Bastien, DATS President.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR TECHNICAL SERVICES
Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) is a Transport Canada, F.A.A., EASA approved maintenance organization that specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair & overhaul, aircraft modifications, engineering services, special mission aircraft conversions and integrated kit solutions. Facilities are located in Quebec City and Toronto. Our technicians are highly skilled on the following aircraft types: ATR 42/72, Dash-8 family (including the Q400); CRJ 100/200/700/900 series; Boeing 737; CL 215/415; Challenger 600 series; Embraer 135/140/145/170/190 series, Learjet 35, King Air and Saab 340A/B.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air is a Canadian specialty aviation company operating over 160 aircraft and employing 850 team members in every region of Canada. Its subsidiaries provide contracted air training services, helicopter operations, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, fixed-wing air charter services, expediting and logistics support, and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services.
Discovery Air's Class A common voting shares and unsecured convertible debentures trade on the TSX (symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively).
SOURCE Discovery Air Inc.
For further information: Sheila Venman, Discovery Air Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, (866) 903-3247; JC Tewfik, Discovery Air Technical Services, email@example.com, (514) 694-5565, ext 2333