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    Headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, GSH and its group of companies is one of the largest helicopter operators in Canada.

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    Discovery Mining Services is a mining service and expediting company serving the needs of companies operating throughout Canada.

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    Air Tindi operates a diversified fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and offers medevac equipped air services, tourism, cargo transport, charter flying and scheduled service across Canada’s north.

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    Discovery Air Defence Services is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.

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    Discovery Air Inc.’s Class A common voting shares and unsecured debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively). 

Our History and Mission

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Our companies’ success is fundamentally based upon strong customer service, a reputation for quality and safety, a loyal customer base and a dominant position in our markets. GSH and Air Tindi provide an essential service to many of their customers as access to and movement at the majority of their customers’ locations are only possible via aircraft. This includes the movement and transport of people, freight, equipment and essential supplies. Discovery Mining builds custom solutions for many of these customers as well. Discovery Air Defence Services and Discovery Air Fire Services provide essential services to their customers in the form of cost-effective government outsourced aviation service solutions. Discovery Air Technical Services provides its customers with a range of mainteance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services.


Corporate History:


2004: Discovery Air is incorporated.

2004: Discovery Air acquires Discovery Air Fire Services (formerly H&L) in December.

2006: Discovery Air completes a highly successful initial public offering.

2006: Discovery Air acquires GSH on June 20th.

2006: Discovery Air acquires Air Tindi on December 19th.

2007: Discovery Air purchases Wheel Division Assets of Walsten Air on March 14th.

2007: Discovery Air acquires Top Aces on August 24th.

2008: Discovery Air acquires Discovery Mining Services on January 1st

2010: Discovery Air announces commencement of operations at DATS.

2011: DAFS announces launch of new subsidiary, Discovery Aviation Academy.

2012: GSH acquires Helicopters.cl SpA.

2012: GSH acquires Northern Air Support.

2013: Discovery Air acquires Advanced Training Systems International Inc.

2016: Premier Aviation completes purchase of Discovery Air Technical Services.

2017: Discovery Air completes sale of Discovery Air Fire Services.

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    Every year, residents of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut pursuing an aviation-related career in the North can each receive one of 16 $5,000 scholarships from a fund sponsored by the NWT Department of Transportation, Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Discovery Air, Keewatin Air, North-Wright Airways, and First Air. The scholarships are offered to full-time residents of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (two year minimum residency - a combination of continuous residency in both territories would be accepted to meet the residency requirement) pursuing full-time aviation-related studies. The studies can be related to airline or airport operations or management, aircraft maintenance, and pilot training.

    If you would like to concentrate on flying aircraft while knowing you are in the safest hands around, our team of maintainers will take care of all aspects of managing your fleet.

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    Discovery Air is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining Discovery Air you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.

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    The Northlinx Network brings together many of the GSH Aboriginal Joint-Venture Partnerships allowing all participants to benefit from pan-territorial mega-projects requiring helicopter services in the North. Presently there are twelve partnerships operating in this profitable model around the NWT and Nunavut. On top of that, Air Tindi has an additional four Aboriginal partnerships and Discovery Mining Services has two.

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    We are committed to providing our customers with specialty aviation solutions whenever and wherever they are required. Our pilots, maintainers, logisticians and administrators operate with precision and pride in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

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    Discovery Air is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining Discovery Air you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.