ExelTech Aerospace announces the validation of its Safety Management System

    MONTREAL, May 8 /CNW Telbec/ - ExelTech Aerospace Inc. ("ExelTech
Aerospace", "ExelTech" or the "Company"), (TSX-V: XLT), Canada's largest
publicly-listed commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
organization, is proud to announce today to be one of the first companies in
Canada to get a validation of its Safety Management System (SMS).
    ExelTech Aerospace has been one of the leaders in all four phases of the
SMS implementation, which spanned a four-year period. "We are very proud to be
one of the leaders in safety management in the industry," said France Labelle,
Manager, SMS Project/ERP. "This success is the result of teamwork at ExelTech
and close cooperation and continued support of Transport Canada," added Ms.
    "Safety in our operations, providing airworthy aircraft to our customers
and a safe working environment to our employees, has always been and always
will be our number one priority. We rely on our Safety Management System to
keep us at the forefront of safety in the commercial aircraft MRO industry in
North America", said Robin Wohnsigl, Chief Executive Officer for ExelTech

    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) and European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) 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; Bombardier CRJ regional jets;
ATR-42 and 72, Bombardier Dash-8 and Saab 340 regional turboprops; and Boeing
737 narrow bodies.
    With 310,000 square feet (28,800 sq. m.) of hangar, shop and office space
in three modern facilities at Montreal and Quebec City, and with marketing
offices in the US, ExelTech Aerospace provides maintenance repair and overhaul
services to airlines in Canada, the US and 25 other countries around the
    In addition to heavy maintenance, ExelTech Aerospace offers a dedicated
line maintenance facility servicing domestic and international customers for
Montreal's Trudeau international airport.
    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: Donald Kamenz, Vice President, Marketing and
Sales, ExelTech Aerospace, (514) 631-8999 ext. 5114,

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