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New contracts for Discovery Air Technical Services

Jan. 26, 2011, Quebec City, Que. - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (DATS), a Discovery Air company, is pleased to announce receipt of its Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada for the SAAB 340 aircraft.


January 26, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

DATS is also pleased to announce that it has signed maintenance agreements for multiple aircraft with Sky Bahamas, a Caribbean operator based in Nassau, The Bahamas, and Transwest Air, a Canadian operator based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Sky Bahamas operates four SAAB 340A, and flies throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean.  David Hvizdos, Director of Maintenance for Sky Bahamas said, "The DATS technicians are outstanding. Their knowledge, motivation, and problem solving skills have allowed us to maintain a challenging flight schedule. The experience was positive for Sky Bahamas and I would recommend Discovery Air Technical Services for your Saab 340 maintenance needs. Sky Bahamas plans to continue their use as the need arises."

With 48 various aircraft and helicopters, Transwest Air is Saskatchewan's largest and longest operating airline, providing scheduled passenger and freight service to Saskatoon, Prince Albert, La Ronge, Stony Rapids, Fond du Lac, Wollaston, Points North, and Fort McMurray, Alberta. Transwest Air also offers fixed wing and rotary wing charter services, and operates a float plane base in Lynn Lake, Manitoba.

"We are delighted that our Saab 340 heavy maintenance service has launched with two important customers like Sky Bahamas and Transwest Air,'' said Remy St-Martin, Vice President Commercial Services. "We're getting outstanding customer feedback regarding our employees' expertise and quality service orientation, and we are fully committed continuing to exceed our customers' expectations."

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In addition to the Saab 340, Discovery Air Technical Services holds Transport Canada approvals for the DASH-8, ERJ 135/145 and Boeing 737 aircraft, and will soon add additional aircraft types. DATS' Quebec City maintenance facility provides a wide range of services including welding, avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal repairs.