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Discovery Air announces new operation

October 4, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 4, 2010, Yellowknife - Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce the commencement of operations of its newest subsidiary, Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (DATS). Established to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from its facility at Quebec City's Jean Lesage International Airport, DATS received its Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada in late August, and was recently awarded its first contract to assist with overhaul work on behalf of a European ERJ 145 operator.

"The introduction in recent years of new aircraft types in the Regional
Airline market, along with service life extensions of existing models,
are both creating opportunities for MRO organizations which can deliver
quality services on time and at competitive rates", commented Jean
Genest, CTO and Executive Vice President of Technical Services. "As an
operator of over 140 aircraft in Canada and abroad, Discovery Air
understands the needs of operators and is positioned to deliver a
superior MRO experience to its customers, as well as a wide range of
specialised engineering services such as aircraft modification,
conversion and upgrades."

DATS' decision to locate in Quebec City was motivated by the
availability of a pool of highly-qualified staff specializing in
regional aircraft maintenance and overhaul.  DATS' personnel hold
qualifications on a large number of regional aircraft including the DASH
8, SAAB 340, ERJ 135/145, CRJ 100/200 and Boeing 737. DATS'
well-equipped maintenance facility will enable the delivery of an
extensive range of capabilities including welding, avionics,
engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal


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