Discovery Air Technical Services awarded ATR-72 Heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express

QUEBEC CITY, April 14, 2015  /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. ("DATS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express Inc., of Edmonton Alberta, for one ATR-72-202 aircraft. The work will be carried-out at DATS' Heavy Maintenance facility at the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City during the summer of 2015.

"We are honored to have been selected by Morningstar Air Express for this important contract" commented Jean-Claude Tewfik, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at DATS. He added "Morningstar are a new client to DATS and we look forward to building on this relationship with them in the years to come".


Discovery Air Technical Services Inc.  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 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.


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.,, (866) 903-3247; JC Tewfik, Discovery Air Technical Services,, (514) 694-5565, ext 2333


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