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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). 

Discovery Air Appoints Drew Hickey as Chair of the Audit Committee

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2017 – Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air") announced today the appointment of Thomas Andrew (Drew) Hickey as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”).  The appointment is effective immediately.  Mr. Hickey joined the Board January 25, 2017 and his corporate finance background will be invaluable in the Audit Chair role.  Discovery Air also wishes to announce that Alain Benedetti will not stand for re-election and has decided to retire from the Board to focus on his other commitments.  He will assist Mr. Hickey through a short transition.  Mr. Benedetti joined the Board on June 26, 2014, and has served as Chair of the Audit Committee since July 3, 2014.  

Jacob Shavit, President and Chief Executive Office of Discovery Air, stated "We are very grateful to Alain for his contributions to Discovery Air and wish him all the best in the future.  We also look forward to Drew’s guidance as we build on the momentum of our recently announced privatization and as we continue to execute on our strategy.”

About Discovery Air

Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.

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

For further information: 

Sheila Venman
Investor Relations
Sheila.Venman@discoveryair.com
Toll Free (866) 903 3247

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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.