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Press release from CNW Group

Discovery Air Technical Services announces that it has signed contracts with PASCAN Express and Air Guyane Express

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Discovery Air Technical Services announces that it has signed contracts with PASCAN Express and Air Guyane Express05:58 EDT Tuesday, May 22, 2012QUEBEC CITY, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (DATS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce it was recently awarded two contracts, one with ATR launch customer PASCAN Express and the other with Air Guyane Express."We are extremely pleased that our ATR heavy maintenance service has launched with two important customers, starting with PASCAN Express and then Air Guyane Express" said Calvin Tuitt, VP of Sales & Marketing. "Our first heavy check from Pascan is scheduled for May 27th and we look forward to a long term, successful relationship with them and other ATR customers in the future".Pierre Piotte, VP of Maintenance for our official launch customer, PASCAN Express, said:  "Based on the high level of preparation and expertise demonstrated by DATS in Quebec City, we are confident that our first heavy check experience with DATS will be very smooth given the excellent performance and quality demonstrated on other regional aircraft types".ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR TECHNICAL SERVICES INC.Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. (DATS) 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. DATS' 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. DATS' 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 INC.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: Discovery Air Technical Services Inc. Calvin Tuitt Vice-President Sales & Marketing Calvin.Tuitt@discoveryair-ts.com 514 694-5565 ext. 227 Toll Free (866) 694-5565 ext. 227 Discovery Air Inc. Sheila Venman Investor Relations sheila.venman@discoveryair.com (866) 903-3247