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Discovery Air Inc. : Top Aces Inc. announces name change to Discovery Air Defence Services Inc.

01/31/2013 | 05:58pm US/Eastern
  • Discovery Air is a Tier One sponsor of the Discovery Air Hawk One Project - Celebrating 100 years of powered flight in Canada! To learn more, please visit www.hawkone.ca.

  • Headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Great Slave Helicopters and its group of companies is one of the largest helicopter operators in Canada.

  • Air Tindi operates a diversified fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and offers air ambulance, tourism, cargo transport, charter flying and scheduled service across Canada's north.

  • 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).

  • Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO 23-10)  with a wide range of capabilities. We are authorized to perform maintenance and modifications on all U.S. registered aircraft as listed in the U.S./Canada bilateral agreement (Ref. CFR 43.17) and under EASA 145 (European Aviation Safety Agency). 

Top Aces Inc. announces name change to Discovery Air Defence Services Inc.

Yellowknife, Jan. 31, 2013 - Top Aces Inc. ("Top Aces") announced that, effective February 1, 2013, it will be changing its name to Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. ("Defence Services").  The change is being made to better reflect Top Aces' relationship to its parent company, Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air"), and to better convey the full range of capabilities offered by Defence Services. The 'Top Aces' brand will be retained and remain visible in select markets.

Concurrent with the name change, all business development activities previously carried on by Discovery Air Innovations Inc. will be transferred to Defence Services.  Didier Toussaint, Group President, Government Services of Discovery Air stated, "Discovery Air Defence Services will be providing the same safe, reliable and highly-skilled services for which Top Aces is known. The new name reflects how we have grown over the past six years as a member of the Discovery Air group of companies."

The Top Aces website will be replaced by a new Defence Services website at www.discoveryair-ds.com, and all e-mail addresses will be changed to the Discovery Air format for consistency with the Discovery Air brand (firstname.lastname@discoveryair.com).

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 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 Human Resources & Communications
Toll Free (866) 903 3247

To download a PDF version of this press release, please click here.

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  • Discovery Air Innovations' mission is the identification and capture of disruptive, high value aviation service market opportunities, unconstrained by geography or Discovery Air's past experience, in order to build long term value for Discovery Air.

  • Both Great Slave Helicopters and Air Tindi are co-sponsors of the Government of the Northwest Territories Aviation Bursary Program that provides eight $5,000 scholarships to young Northerners looking to pursue a career in aviation within the NWT industry each year.

    If you would like to concentrate on flying aircraft while knowing you are in the safest hands around, our team of maintainers will take care of all aspects of managing your fleet.

  • Discovery Air Fire Services operates with two divisions A division dedicated to Air Charter Services and a Fire Division. The Air Charter Services division is operated by Walsten Air, a company wholly owned by Discovery Air Fire Services. Read More

    Discovery Air International was established to expand Discovery Air's range of specialty aviation services domestically and internationally and will focus initially on executive charter, medevac and repatriation services out of Western Canada with its primary base and main operations based out of Calgary, Alberta.

  • The Northlinx Network brings together many of the Great Slave Helicopters Aboriginal Joint-Venture Partnerships allowing all participants to benefit from pan-territorial mega-projects requiring helicopter services in the North. Presently there are twelve partnerships operating in this profitable model around the NWT and Nunavut. On top of that, Air Tindi has an additional four Aboriginal partnerships and Discovery Mining Services has two.

    We are committed to providing our customers with specialty aviation solutions whenever and wherever they are required. Our pilots, maintainers, logisticians and administrators operate with precision and pride in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

  • Discovery Air is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining Discovery Air you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.

    Discovery Aviation Academy is a flight school based in Sudbury, Ontario that offers many different types of pilot flight training to meet the needs of all aspiring aviators.

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