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 Technical Services announces a new contract with Canadian North for Boeing 737 component support and maintenance services
Quebec City, QC, Aug 13, 2012 – Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (“DATS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce a new, five year contract with Canadian North for Boeing 737 component support and maintenance services.
Under this contract, DATS will provide turnkey repair and overhaul services for over a thousand different Boeing 737-200 and -300 components and will provide logistics specialists who will be stationed on site within the Canadian North main operating bases and within DATS’ own facility for 24/7 coverage.
“Canadian North received several proposals for component support and maintenance services for our fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft,” commented Tracy Medve, President of Canadian North. “DATS submitted the most comprehensive proposal, which clearly demonstrated their understanding of our operations and expectations. Their customer focused approach and flexibility gave us the confidence to select them as our partner.”
“The DATS team is excited and geared up to deliver a top quality service to Canadian North,” said Jean Genest, President of DATS. “Our supply chain management is among the best in the industry and we look forward to maintaining our reputation for excellent customer satisfaction.”
ABOUT CANADIAN NORTH
Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. Canadian North offers flights to Nunavut and the Northwest Territories through their southern gateways of Ottawa and Edmonton. Canadian North also offers charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR TECHNICAL SERVICES
Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. holds Transport Canada, F.A.A. and EASA approvals for the ATR 42/72, DASH-8 100/300, Boeing 737, CRJ 100/200, SAAB 340, Challenger 600 series, Learjet series and the ERJ 135/145 aircraft. Its maintenance division based in Quebec City provides a wide range of in-house capabilities, including welding, avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, plating, composite, NDT and sheet metal repairs. Its engineering division based in Toronto provides aircraft upgrade and modification design services, with experience working on civil and military fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
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).
For further information, please contact:
Discovery Air Technical Services Inc.
JC Tewfik, Director of Sales
(514) 694-5565 ext. 333
Toll Free (866) 694-5565 ext. 333
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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.