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Press release from CNW Group

Discovery Air Technical Services announces an agreement with Peninsula Airways for the Heavy Maintenance of their SAAB340 fleet

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Discovery Air Technical Services announces an agreement with Peninsula Airways for the Heavy Maintenance of their SAAB340 fleet06:05 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 that it has signed an agreement with Peninsula Airways (PenAir) of Alaska for the maintenance of PenAir's SAAB340 aircraft."We are very pleased to welcome PenAir to DATS in Quebec City for the heavy maintenance of their SAAB 340 aircraft," commented Jean Genest, President of DATS.  "Our ability to provide high quality services, on time and on budget, is helping make DATS an obvious choice for regional operators such as PenAir.  We look forward to serving PenAir and strengthening our position as a leading MRO services provider for SAAB aircraft."Mike Bradley, VP of Maintenance & Engineering for PenAir said: "We are very pleased to see that DATS has re-delivered our first SAAB 340 aircraft in line with our agreement. The DATS Team of technicians was able to turn our first aircraft around without issue four days earlier than anticipated, allowing us to place the aircraft directly back into revenue service with no snags. We felt very comfortable sending a second SAAB to DATS right away."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. JC Tewfik Director of Sales (514) 694-5565 ext. 333 (514) 862-2998 Toll Free (866) 694-5565 ext. 333 Discovery Air Inc. Sheila Venman Investor Relations (866) 903-3247