ExelTech Aerospace Appoints two new Directors


    MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX Venture:
XLT), Canada's largest publicly-listed commercial aircraft maintenance, repair
and overhaul organization, announced that Mr. Donald W. Campbell and Mr. Robin
Wohnsigl have been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective today.
    "I am delighted to welcome such distinguished individuals to our team,"
said Mr. Russ Ray, Chairman of the Board. "Don and Robin will make a valued
contribution, drawing on their strong experience in international affairs and
global MRO."

    Mr. Campbell

    Mr. Campbell is the past Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association
of Canada. He has recently retired from CAE Inc., where he was Group
President, Military Simulation and Training.
    Mr. Campbell joined CAE after a distinguished career with Canada's
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He served most recently
as Deputy Foreign minister and as the Prime Minister's Personal Representative
for G-8 Summits. Mr. Campbell has also served as Deputy Minister for
International Trade and as Canada's Ambassador to Japan and to Korea. As
Assistant Deputy Minister (United States), Mr. Campbell was deeply involved in
the negotiation of the Canada United States Free Trade Agreement and as Deputy
Minister of Trade he supervised the negotiation of the North America Free
Trade Agreement.
    Mr. Campbell currently sits on the Board of Directors of Toyota Canada
Inc., Mecachrome International Inc., Canfor Pulp Holding Inc., and the
Perimeter Institute. He chairs the Board of Directors of the Emerging Dynamics
Global Economies Network, a Canadian National Centre of Excellence director.
In the past he served on the Boards of International Aviation Management
Institute, the National Film Board, the Export Development Corporation and the
Canadian Centre for Management Development. He also served as Commissioner of
the Northern Pipeline Agency.

    Mr. Wohnsigl

    Mr. Wohnsigl has recently retired as President and COO of Airbus North
America Customer Services with responsibility for logistics support, training
and customer engineering for airlines throughout North America. Prior to this,
Mr. Wohnsigl served as an internal consultant with Virgin USA (now Virgin
America), President and CEO of ACTS, Senior Vice President, Maintenance,
Engineering and Supply Chain for Air Canada and Senior Vice President of
Maintenance and Engineering at US Airways.
    Beginning his career in the US Air Force, Mr. Wohnsigl rose to the rank
of Colonel before moving into the aerospace sector. He has served as Chairman
of aerospace supply chain company AirLiance and as Chairman of the Air
Transport Association Engineering, Maintenance and Material Council. He is a
former Assistant Professor at the USAF Academy and at Embry Riddle University,
a certified flight instructor and a commercial pilot with a LearJet rating.
    Mr. Campbell and Mr. Wohnsigl have each been awarded 200,000 restricted
share units, pursuant to the ExelTech Restricted Share Unit Plan, which was
approved by the company's shareholders at its most recent annual general
meeting. These RSU's will vest annually in equal proportions over the next
three years, in accordance with the terms of the plan.

    About ExelTech Aerospace

    One of the ten largest commercial airframe MRO vendors in North America,
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
repair a wide range of aircraft, structures, components and electrical and
electronic systems. Aircraft models serviced by ExelTech Aerospace include
Bombardier CRJ and Embraer ERJ regional jets; ATR-42 and 72; Bombardier Dash-8
and Saab 340 regional turboprops; and Boeing 737 narrow-body airliners.
    With 230,000 square feet of hangar, shop and office space in three
facilities at Montreal and Quebec City, and with marketing offices in the
US and Europe, ExelTech Aerospace provides maintenance repair and overhaul
services to airlines in Canada, the US and 24 other countries around the
    To learn more about ExelTech Aerospace Inc. (TSX Venture: 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: Derek Nice, President & CEO, ExelTech
Aerospace, (514) 631-3884, dnice@exeltech-aerospace.com

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