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    DATS delivers the 1st Beechcraft G58 Light ISR to Hawker Beechcraft of Wichita

    Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) is pleased to announce that it has completed missionization of a Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft with ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance  and Reconnaissance) equipment for Hawker Beechcraft of Wichita, Kan.

    DATS delivers the 1st Beechcraft G58 Light ISR to Hawker Beechcraft of Wichita
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    DATS to undertake Aircraft Modification and Integration for Beechcraft G58 ISR Demonstrator 

    Discovery Air Technical Services is pleased to announce that it is supporting Beechcraft Corp. of Wichita, Kansas to develop a G58 ISR Demonstrator Platform. DATS is working with the Special Mission team at Beechcraft to develop an ISR Demonstrator that will be flown and demonstrated both domestically and internationally. DATS is undertaking the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, ground testing, flight testing, and Transport Canada & FAA certification, in support of the special mission aircraft demonstrator.

    DATS to undertake Aircraft Modification and Integration for Beechcraft G58 ISR Demonstrator
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    Discovery Air announces new airborne training services contract with the German Armed Forces  

    Discovery Air announced on January 30, 2014 that Discovery Air Defence Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, has entered into a contract to provide airborne training services to the German Armed Forces. Under the Contract, Defence Services will provide fast jet airborne training services to the German Armed Forces for a term of five years utilizing a fleet of seven Douglas A-4 aircraft. Photo credit: Joe Copalman.

    DA announces new airborne training services contract with the German Armed Forces
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    Discovery Air completes the acquisition of Advanced Training Systems International 

    Discovery Air announced on December 17th, 2013 that Discovery Air Defence Services has completed the acquisition of Advanced Training Systems International, Inc. (“ATSI”). ATSI is a U.S. airborne training services company based in Mesa, Arizona.  It currently owns a fleet of ten Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft and offers airborne training services, including, among other services, tactical “Red Air” services, fighter lead-in training, electronic warfare, radar theory and other combat tactics.

    Discovery Air completes the acquisition of ATSI
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    GSH performs exploration work in British Columbia 

    In early November, GSH IFR Chief Pilot, Dave Pretorius, took this photo while working on an exploration program near Fort Nelson, British Columbia.

    GSH performs work in British Columbia
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    GSH and Air Tindi participate in the Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade 

    On Saturday, November 16th 2013, GSH and Air Tindi participated in the 25th annual Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade themed "outrageous Christmas trees." Congratulations to Air Tindi for winning the prize for the best commercial float.

    Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade
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    Discovery Air Defence Services surpasses 40,000 Combat Support Hours 

    Discovery Air Defence Services (DADS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., has surpassed 40,000 flying hours in support of the Canadian Forces. This marks a tremendous milestone, and is particularly impressive given the company’s 100% accident-free record and ongoing serviceability rates in excess of 98%.

    DADS surpasses 40,000 Combat Support Hours
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    Discovery Aviation Academy K4K Fun Fly Day 

    On August 17th, Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) held a Fun Fly Day, offering aerial scenic tours of Sudbury. Net proceeds were donated to Kicx for Kids, a Campaign which is raising money for the purchase of three new state-of-the-art CLiO2 Ventilators for the Neo-natal Intensive Care and Pediatrics Units at Health Sciences North. DAA was able to raise over $2,500 in support of the local campaign.

    DAA K4K Fun Fly Day
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    DADS Opens Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville 

    Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DADS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce the opening of an Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville, Quebec. Using a LARZAC C6/C20 Engine Test Cell, this Transport Canada Approved facility allows DADS technicians to maintain, repair and overhaul our Alpha Jet engines, ensuring the highest level of safety and serviceability. Pictured here at the ribbon cutting ceremony from left to right are: Proco Owner, Marc Girard, Provincial MP, Jean-Marie Claveau,  Discovery Air CEO, Koby Shavit, Federal MP, Dany Morin, Director Bagotville Airport, Jean-Marc Dufour, Group President Government Services, Didier Toussaint and Gunther Reese.

    DADS Opens Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville, QC
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    Airbus Military joins forces with Discovery Air to bid for Canadian FWSAR program 

    On May 29, 2013 Airbus Military SVP Commercial, Mr. Antonio Rodriguez-Barberan, and Mr. Didier Toussaint, Group President Government Services, have signed a teaming agreement to jointly offer a solution for the Canadian Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Program.  Under the terms of the agreement, Discovery Air, as the Airbus Military main In Service Support partner, will provide the high value-content of the ISS.

    Airbus joins forces with DA to bid on Canadian FWSAR program

Welcome to Discovery Air

Discovery Air provides safe and reliable aviation and logistics services in challenging environments. We operate over 160 aircraft with our 850 team members, delivering airborne training to international militaries; air ambulance services; airborne fire services; helicopter operations; fixed-wing air charter services; expediting and logistics support; and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services. 

Did you know?

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    ... that Discovery Aviation Academy provided training in 2013 for the Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship Program?

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    ... that Air Tindi’s Jason Pineau placed first in the category “best of the best” in Aviation Week’s 2012 Art and Photography issue? An annual worldwide photo competition, this year there were roughly 900 entries from 108 photographers. Congratulations Jason! Jason’s winning photo was taken in September 2011 on Point Lake, NWT and is a panoramic shot, which means it’s actually 5 photos stitched together.

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    ... the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC) is the highly-selective Canadian “Top Gun” course for fighter pilots. Based out of Cold Lake, Alberta, the prestigious five month program accepts up to eight (8) students a year. The “Top Gun” course is designed to train already experienced Fighter Pilots at the Graduate level in all aspects of strike-fighter aircraft employment, which includes tactics, hardware, techniques and the current world threat for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Did you know that in addition to employing many FWIC graduates, Discovery Air Defence Services also supports the course today by presenting real-world adversary threats for the current course in locations all across America?

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    ... that GSH added a BK117-D2 to its fleet in 2013? The BK117 joined GSH’s large fleet of aircraft in supporting a variety of missions including natural resource exploration, passenger transportation, wildlife survey and ecological tourism, utility construction and maintenance, and air ambulance and remote medevac response.

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    ... that Discovery Air Defence Services opened a new Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville, Quebec in June 2013? Using a LARZAC C6/C20 Engine Test Cell, this Transport Canada Approved facility allows DADS technicians to maintain, repair and overhaul our Alpha Jet engines, ensuring the highest level of safety and serviceability.

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Flightplan - March 2014

Discovery Air Inc. is thrilled to share the March 2014 edition of Flight Plan – the Newsletter of Discovery Air. Please click here to download the latest edition.
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