Our experienced and fully trained personnel have performed just about every job possible on the SAAB 340, from the simple component replacement to the repair and replacement of a wing section.
Strong Culture of Safety: DATS is an approved Safety Management System (SMS) organization. It is embedded in our culture as part of the Discovery Air family to be safety conscious.
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).
Discovery Air Technical Services announces an agreement with Peninsula Airways for the Heavy Maintenance of their SAAB340 fleet
Quebec City, May 22, 2012 - 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).
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Discovery Air Technical Services performs heavy maintenance, major repairs and modifications on Regional Aircraft and has the required tools & GSE to support all the heavy maintenance activities.
DATS is part of the Discovery Air family, which has a wealth of technical expertise in its subsidiaries, ranging from Fixed-wing to Rotary-wing for both Civil and Military products.
Our in-depth knowledge of the EMBRAER Regional Jets allows us to perform thorough inspections and cost effective repairs, within short downtimes. These high quality maintenance practices increases the aircraft reliability between heavy maintenance events.
Discovery Air Technical Services is located in a modern facility directly at the Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec City, Canada. Our dedicated and loyal technicians have a long history of completing hundreds of heavy checks on various regional aircraft models.
Discovery Air Technical Services is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining DATS you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.
DATS understands mission critical. Our parent company, Discovery Air, operates and maintains over 130 aircraft of 20 different types. Therefore, we fully understand the importance of having airplanes in operation generating revenues.