Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) awarded ERJ135/145 Heavy Maintenance contract by US Operator

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 a major US regional airline operating ERJ 135/145 regional jets.  This new customer contract covers an initial 9 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.

"This contract award is another significant win for DATS," commented Jean-Pierre Bastien, DATS President. "This win confirms DATS as a reliable and cost effective solution for EMBRAER products.  We look forward to strengthening our relationship with this customer."


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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