Discovery Air Defence Achieves 50,000 Hours of Air Combat Training Excellence

Ottawa, 27 May 2015 – Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., has recently achieved 50,000 hours of air combat training for the Canadian Armed Forces and other international air forces. This new milestone marks DA Defence’s commitment to achieving a reliable and cost effective training solution and increased operational readiness for our customers – no matter when and where they operate.

“I’m very proud of this new achievement. It is a testament to the critical capabilities, dedication and professionalism we have as a leader in the Canadian defence industry and globally,” said Paul Bouchard, President of DA Defence. “Our 100 per cent accident-free record, near flawless serviceability rate, and advanced air combat training capabilities are game changers in a fast-moving, fast-growing market worldwide. DA Defence’s excellence in Canada, the United States and Germany is being noticed by our international allies.”

Garry Venman, VP of Business Development and Government Relations at DA Defence adds, “Canadian and international air forces recognize our value proposition as they move towards 5th generation fighter aircraft. They need a proven adversary service to train for tomorrow’s threats, preserve valuable fleet life and save defence budget dollars.”

To discover more on how DA Defence is changing the face of air combat training in Canada and abroad, visit us at CANSEC 2015, Booth 408.


Discovery Air is a Canadian specialty aviation company operating over 160 aircraft with approximately 850 team members. Its subsidiaries provide airborne training to the Canadian and German 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’s Class A common voting shares and unsecured convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols DA.A and DA.DB.A, respectively).

For further information:

Sheila Venman
VP, HR and Communications
Toll-free 866-903-3247

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