September 2, 2010
Yellowknife, NWT – Discovery Air Inc. (TSX:DA) is pleased to announce that the Quality Management System (QMS) of Top Aces Inc. has been assessed and registered by Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd. as conforming to all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. Top Aces, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is the prime supplier of airborne training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
ISO 9001 is Quality Management System Standard that is recognized globally. Top Aces’ Vice President of Engineering and Maintenance, Daniel Gibeau, noted “This confirms by an outside independent auditor that our Quality Management System is based on a culture of continuous improvement, and that our operation is run to a consistently excellent standard. Our customers can be assured that the consistently high quality of service we have been providing over the past 6 years under the Interim Contracted Airborne Training Services Contract will be maintained throughout our organization.”
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
Discovery Air Inc., founded in 2004, is a specialty aviation services company operating across Canada and in select locations internationally. With more than 130 aircraft, it is one of the largest air operators in Canada, employing 450 flight crew, maintainers and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistical solutions to a wide range of government, airline and business customers. The Company’s Government Services segment includes two subsidiaries: Top Aces, which provides contracted airborne training services primarily to the Canadian military, and Hicks & Lawrence, which delivers airborne fire
management and transport services in Ontario. The Company’s Northern Services segment includes three companies: Great Slave Helicopters, the second-largest VFR helicopter operator in the country; Air Tindi, a fixed-wing aircraft charter provider operating primarily in Northern Canada; and Discovery Mining Services, which constructs and rents all-weather exploration camps and provides expediting and logistical support services.
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Discovery Air’s public communications may include written or oral forward-looking statements (as defined in applicable securities laws) regarding the future performance of the Company and/or its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements by definition are based on assumptions and are as a result subject to risks and uncertainties, including those identified in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of Discovery Air’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010, available at www.sedar.com. As a
result of such risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements, and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. Forward-looking statements represent expectations as of the date they are made, and Discovery Air disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements it may make, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.
Discovery Air’s shares and debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB respectively).
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