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).
Brian Semkowski is appointed interim President and CEO; David Jennings joins the Board
Yellowknife, NT, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air" or the "Corporation") announced that Brian Semkowski was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer upon David Jennings stepping down. Concurrent with these changes, Mr. Semkowski resigned his post as a director, and Mr. Jennings joined the Board.
Mr. Jennings served as the Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer since September 12, 2008. Prior to his appointment as Discovery Air's President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jennings served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Top Aces Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, which he co-founded with two other partners in 2001. During his time as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jennings restructured the Corporation's balance sheet, expanded its service offerings, and grew revenues and earnings. Mr. Jennings is credited for leading Discovery Air through a difficult period and establishing a solid foundation for future growth.
Mr. Bennett, Chairman of the Board, stated "We are grateful to Dave for his significant contributions to the company over the years. His contributions have made Discovery Air a stronger company with greater opportunities than ever before."
In addition to serving as a director, Mr. Jennings will also serve as a strategic advisor to Discovery Air. "Dave's insights and deep relationships in our industry will be invaluable as we embark on this next phase of Discovery Air's development," stated Mr. Bennett. Mr. Jennings stated "This new role will enable me to focus on capturing the growth opportunities available to Discovery Air, both in Canada and abroad."
Mr. Semkowski will serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer until a permanent replacement for Mr. Jennings is hired. Mr. Semkowski, a director of Discovery Air since 2008, is an accomplished business leader with considerable entrepreneurial and executive experience. As interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Semkowski will be responsible for all planning, operating and reporting activities of the Corporation.
The Board intends to commence the search for Mr. Jennings' replacement immediately.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating over 150 aircraft with approximately 850 team members. Its subsidiaries provide airborne training to the Canadian military; 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.
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).
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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.