Government of Canada awards $200,000 to DAC Aviation International Ltd. to upgrade its facilities

    MONTREAL, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
State for Canada Economic Development, today announced that DAC Aviation
International Ltd. will receive $200,000 in repayable funding to upgrade its
aircraft maintenance facility. This project will result in the creation of 14
high-end aeronautics positions, bringing the company's staff to a total of 36
    DAC Aviation International Ltd. offers aircraft engine and accessory
refurbishment services as well as flight operations in countries receiving
humanitarian aid from such organizations as the UN World Food Programme.
    "The aerospace industry is a key sector in which Canada Economic
Development engages in the Greater Montréal area. DAC Aviation International's
project is entirely in line with the government's commitment to encouraging
this industry. Thanks to DAC Aviation's initiative, we are supporting the
creation of high-quality jobs and strengthening recognition of Canadian niches
of excellence in the international marketplace," said the Minister of State.
    This funding is provided through the Productivity Support component of
the Business and Regional Growth program. This component supports enterprises
which, like DAC Aviation International Ltd., are actively working to improve
productivity. Through its programs and consulting services, Canada Economic
Development stimulates the growth of entrepreneurship and promotes the
sustainable development of the regions.

For further information:

For further information: Catherine Vallée, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (514) 283-0368,; Eric
Lefebvre, Senior Assistant, Communications, Office of the Honourable Denis
Lebel, Canada Economic Development, Cell.: (613) 608-7906,; Canada Economic Development is online at Subscribe to the Agency's press releases at to keep up with
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