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Discovery Air announces new operation

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.

October 4, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

"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 repairs.


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