Discovery Air is a Tier One sponsor of the Discovery Air Hawk One Project – Celebrating 100 years of powered flight in Canada! To learn more, please visit www.hawkone.ca.
Headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Great Slave Helicopters and its group of companies is one of the largest helicopter operators in Canada.
Discovery Mining Services is a mining service and expediting company serving the needs of companies operating throughout Canada.
Air Tindi operates a diversified fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and offers air ambulance, tourism, cargo transport, charter flying and scheduled service across Canada’s north.
Discovery Air Defence Services is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
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 Technical Services (DATS) is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO 23-10) with a wide range of capabilities. We are authorized to perform maintenance and modifications on all U.S. registered aircraft as listed in the U.S./Canada bilateral agreement (Ref. CFR 43.17) and under EASA 145 (European Aviation Safety Agency).
Discovery Air Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Discovery Air") are committed to a corporate environment that demonstrates and encourages ethical behaviour at all levels of the organization. Conducting day-to-day activities in an ethical way is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. Discovery Air is committed to complying with all applicable laws. Our goal is to assure and enhance the integrity, people, processes, and assets needed by all stakeholders of Discovery Air.
Discovery Air Policies
Code of Conduct
The conduct of Discovery Air Inc. (“DA”) is reflected in the actions of the individuals who act on its behalf including members of the Board of Directors, officers and employees (hereafter collectively and individually referred to as DA’s “representative(s)”). The integrity of DA is therefore dependent on the personal integrity of each and every representative of DA and therefore DA requires a strong ethical corporate climate at all levels. Any transaction or activity that either DA or its representatives engage in must be capable of being subject to public scrutiny without the risk of bringing embarrassment to either DA or any of its representatives.
To read Discovery Air's full Code of Conduct Policy, please download the PDF format here.
Conflict of Interest
This policy applies to all directors, officers and employees of Discovery Air Inc. and its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. This policy is in addition to the obligations of directors and officers to report Conflicts of Interest under the company’s Code of Conduct.
Unless otherwise specifically mentioned, all references to “Discovery Air” include Discovery Air Inc. and its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. Any reference to “you” means any director, officer or employee of Discovery Air.
Confidential Submissions Policy
Discovery Air Inc. (“DA”) is committed to a corporate environment that demonstrates and encourages ethical behaviour at all levels of the organization. Conducting day-to-day activities in an ethical way is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. DA is committed to complying with all applicable laws to which it is subject and to protecting Employees and all of its assets and resources.
DA’s continued success depends on Employee commitment to ethical behaviour. That commitment includes an obligation to report any Wrongdoing, as further described in this Confidential Submissions Policy.
To read Discovery Air's full Confidential Submissions Policy, please download the PDF format here.
Securities and Trading Policy
Securities laws and corporate laws prohibit a director, officer and any employee of Discovery Air Inc. (“DA”) or of any of DA’s subsidiaries, and any person in a special relationship with DA or any of DA’s subsidiaries (including DA itself and any of DA’s subsidiaries), from buying or selling securities of DA while having material information that has not yet been made public by DA. These laws also prohibit such information from being passed on to others (including to a spouse, relative or friend). Also, certain directors and officers of DA and its subsidiaries are subject to reporting obligations under Canadian securities laws. Violation of these laws could seriously prejudice DA and could result in prosecution and/or termination of DA’s association with the offending person. The purpose of this policy is to safeguard against violations of these laws.
To read Discovery Air's full Securities and Trading Policy, please download the PDF format here.
Discovery Air Ethics
Discovery Air Ethicsline
Discovery Air Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Discovery Air”) are committed to a corporate environment that demonstrates and encourages ethical behaviour at all levels of the organization. Discovery Air’s continued success depends on employee commitment to ethical behaviour. That commitment includes an obligation to report any concern in accordance with the Confidential Submissions Policy.
If you would like to file a report, you can follow this link www.discoveryair.ethicspoint.com which will take you out to the secure Ethicspoint site.
Board and Committee Mandates
Mandate of the Board
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Charter of the Audit Committee
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Charter of the Human Resources Committee
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Charter of the Governance Committee
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Charter of the Finance and Investment Committee
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Charter of the Disclosure Committee
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Position description of the Chair of the Board
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Position description for Committee Chairs
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Position description of the CEO
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Position description of the Directors
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Both Great Slave Helicopters and Air Tindi are co-sponsors of the Government of the Northwest Territories Aviation Bursary Program that provides eight $5,000 scholarships to young Northerners looking to pursue a career in aviation within the NWT industry each year.
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.
Discovery Air Fire Services operates with four divisions
Discovery Air Fire Services has been active in the aviation industry for over 60 years and is organized into four operating divisions; Fire, Charter, Imagery and Training.Read More
Discovery Air International was established to expand Discovery Air’s range of specialty aviation services domestically and internationally and will focus initially on executive charter, medevac and repatriation services out of Western Canada with its primary base and main operations based out of Calgary, Alberta.
The Northlinx Network brings together many of the Great Slave Helicopters 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.
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.
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.
Discovery Aviation Academy is a flight school based in Sudbury, Ontario that offers many different types of pilot flight training to meet the needs of all aspiring aviators.