ExelTech Aerospace announces management changes

    Sylvain Duval promoted President & CEO and Stephen Hops appointed as VP

    MONTREAL, Aug. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - ExelTech Aerospace Inc. ("ExelTech
Aerospace", "ExelTech" or "the Company") (TSX-V: XLT), a leading aircraft
maintenance, repair and overhaul provider with operations in Montreal and
Quebec City, today announced that in accordance with their succession plan,
Sylvain Duval will be promoted to the position of President and Chief
Executive Officer of ExelTech. Robin Wohnsigl, who was filling in as CEO on an
interim basis, will revert to his duties on the Board of Directors, effective
August 17, 2009. Sylvain was President and Chief Operating Officer since April
2008. "Sylvain instituted numerous productivity and efficiency enhancements
that were instrumental in returning Exeltech Aerospace to profitable", said
Robin Wohnsigl. "He has also been the principal architect of the
organizational structure that will carry us forward. Sylvain has demonstrated
his ability to lead the Exeltech Aerospace team".
    ExelTech also announced the appointment of Mr. Stephen Hops as Vice
President Operations. He will be responsible for Maintenance (both Montréal
and Québec), Supply Chain, Quality Assurance & Training, Planning, Continuous
Improvement and Customer Relations. Mr. Hops previously held positions of
General Manager and Director of Operations of leading companies. He holds a
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business
Administration. "I am proud to be welcoming Stephen in our executive
management team", said Sylvain Duval, "he will be a key player in our recently
re-organized company".

    About ExelTech Aerospace

    The third-largest commercial airframe Maintenance, Repair, and overhaul
(MRO) vendor in Canada, ExelTech Aerospace is listed on the TSX Venture
Exchange and trades under the symbol XLT. The Company holds Transport Canada,
US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) and Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation (BDCA) approvals to maintain a
range of aircraft and associated structures, components and systems. Aircraft
models serviced by ExelTech Aerospace include Embraer ERJ 145 family and EJet
170/190 family, and Bombardier CRJ regional jets and ATR-42 and 72, Bombardier
Dash-8 and Saab 340 regional turboprops and Boeing 737 narrow bodies. ExelTech
is also a member of the SuperJet International Sukhoi MRO Service Centers
    In the summer of 2008, ExelTech opened a purpose-built 153,000 square
feet state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Montreal's Pierre Elliott
Trudeau International Airport. It also converted a former heavy maintenance
facility into a dedicated line maintenance facility servicing domestic and
international customers for Montreal's Trudeau International Airport. With
310,000 square feet of hangar, shop and office space in three facilities at
Montreal and Quebec City, and with marketing offices in the USA and Canada,
ExelTech Aerospace Inc. provides maintenance repair and overhaul services to
airlines in Canada, the USA and 25 other countries around the world.
    To learn more about ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX-V: XLT), please visit
our website at www.exeltech-aerospace.com.

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Sylvain Duval, President & COO, ExelTech
Aerospace Inc., (514) 631-8999 ext. 2275, sduval@exeltech-aerospace.com

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