Discovery Air Defence Deploys A-4 Skyhawks to Support the German Air Force in Italy

Montreal, June 25, 2015 – Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc. has deployed McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawks to Decimomannu Air Base in Sardinia, Italy. The DA Defence Skyhawks are providing Red Air adversary training support to German Air Force (Luftwaffe) Eurofighters on deployment in Italy.

DA Defence is providing Red Air mission training embedded with Eurofighters from the Luftwaffe’s Tactical Air Force Wing 73 “Steinhoff.” The training exercise in Decimomannu is scheduled for completion in late June.

“This first deployment to Italy demonstrates the confidence and trust by the Luftwaffe for DA Defence to deliver air combat training of the highest order,” said Daniel Gibeau, Chief Operating Officer of DA Defence. “Our modernized McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawks are flying dissimilar air combat training missions against the best of the Luftwaffe. Our capabilities, people and experience continue to contribute to the finest combat pilots for Germany and directly to readiness for NATO missions.”

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About Discovery Air and Its Subsidiaries

Discovery Air provides safe and reliable aviation and logistics services in challenging environments. We operate approximately 150 aircraft with our over 900 team members, delivering airborne training to international militaries; medevac equipped aircraft 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 
Discovery Air Inc.
VP, Human Resources & Communications 

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