Discovery Air is a Tier One sponsor of the Hawk One Project – Celebrating 100 years of powered flight in Canada!Read More
Raymond R. Henault, General (Ret’d)
General Henault retired in 2008 from a very distinguished career in the Canadian Forces. During his operational flying career, General Henault served as a fighter pilot (CF-101 Voodoo and T-33), flight instructor (CT-134 Musketeer) and eventually as a helicopter pilot (CH-135 Twin Huey and CH-136 Kiowa), accumulating over 4,500 hours of flying time. General Henault held a number of Command and Staff positions, including Commanding Officer of 444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Base Commander of CFB Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Chief of Staff Joint Operations, and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff. As Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, or head of operations, General Henault's tenure was highlighted by the Canadian contribution to the Kosovo air and ground campaigns and other significant United Nations and NATO missions, including the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In June 2001, he was promoted to his present rank and appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, a position he held until February 2005 and a period marked by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the commitment of Canada’s forces to Afghanistan. General Henault was elected as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee by his NATO Peers in November 2004 and assumed his position at NATO HQ in Brussels in June 2005. In that capacity, he was the most senior military officer in the Alliance, representing all NATO Chiefs of Defence and serving as the senior military advisor to the North Atlantic Council.
General Henault is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Guerre Aérienne (ESGA) in Paris, France and Canada's National Defence College. He is also an Honorary Ancien of the NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Manitoba, and an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Military Science) from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He is also an Honorary Professor of the University of Pecs in Hungary. General Henault is the Strategic Executive Advisor and Chairman of the Board for ADGA Group in Ottawa, a member of the Board of Directors of Eurocopter Canada Limited and the President of the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Institute.
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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.