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Discovery Air sees strong second quarter results

September 13, 2011  By The Canadian Press

Sept. 13, 2011, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Sharply higher revenue and a pre-tax gain helped specialty aviation services company Discovery Air post an increase in its fiscal 2012 second-quarter net earnings.

Discovery Air said Tuesday that it earned $18 million or 10 cents per
diluted share in the three months ended July 31, compared with $11.3
million or eight cents per diluted share in the same prior-year quarter.

Revenue soared to $70.7 million from $57.7 million in the fiscal 2011 quarter.

Meanwhile, the company realized a pre-tax gain of $5.9 million from a
$13.2-million debt extinguishment during the quarter. Net earnings
adjusted for the tax-effected gain of approximately $4.2 million were
$13.8 million.

Discovery Air Inc. is a specialty aviation services company operating
across Canada and internationally. With over 130 aircraft, it employs
more than 600 flight crew and other staff to deliver a variety of air
transport, maintenance and logistics solutions.



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