DAA operates out of a modern facility constructed in 2015. Located at the Greater Sudbury Airport (CYSB) the building has plenty of office and classroom space and a 21,500 square foot hangar floor. DAA also has its own Approved Maintenance Organization with 5 full-time Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on site.
Becoming a pilot is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding adventures. A career in aviation is an opportunity to get paid to do what you love. Many young boys and girls dream of one day becoming an airline pilot and flying all over the world.
Greater Sudbury is a city of just over 157,000 and serves as the regional capital of Northeastern Ontario. It is just a 4 hour drive north of Toronto. Sudbury is home to two universities – Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury, as well as two colleges – Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. There are plenty of things to do in Sudbury including many great restaurants, nightlife, and outdoor activities.
Discovery Air Inc. Completes Sale of Fire Services Business
Toronto, ON, January 31, 2017 - Discovery Air Inc. ("Discovery Air" or the "Company") (TSX:DA.A) has completed its previously announced transaction (the "DAFS Disposition") to sell the fire services business operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Discovery Air Fire Services Inc. ("DAFS"), to certain affiliates of Clairvest Group Inc. ("Clairvest"). Due to a delay in obtaining certain regulatory approvals, MAG DS Corp. ("MAG"), part of the original buyer group intending to purchase the DAFS business, assigned its interest in the DAFS Disposition to certain affiliates of Clairvest, the other member of the original buyer group, in order to ensure a timely completion of the DAFS Disposition. MAG's interest in the DAFS Disposition was assigned to Clairvest pursuant to an assignment and amendment dated January 31, 2017 (the "Assignment Agreement"), of the transaction agreement (the "Transaction Agreement") dated September 8, 2016, governing the DAFS Disposition. The Assignment Agreement did not alter any of the material terms of the Transaction Agreement.
The DAFS Disposition was previously approved by a majority of minority shareholders of the Company at the Company's special meeting of shareholders held on November 15, 2016, as well as the special independent committee of the board of directors of the Company formed in connection with the DAFS Disposition and all non-interested members of the board of directors of the Company.
About Discovery Air
Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.
Discovery Air Fire Services Inc. currently provides, and has provided for almost three decades, aerial fire surveillance, airspace and aircraft management, and air transport services in support of the Ontario government's forest fire management program. As well, DAFS' provides court-related air transport services to a variety of provincial government agencies which operate in northwestern Ontario (carried on by DAFS' charter division, Walsten Air).
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).
Discovery Air Inc.
At DAA, we are 100% committed to our students’ career progression from the moment they step in the door until they are in an aviation career that they love. We have been doing this with our fire detection pilots for years, working hard to place them into positions with Bearskin Airlines, Air Georgian, Air Canada, and many more.
DAA provides commercial air operator training to new Fire Detection Pilots coming into Discovery Air Fire Services. This training includes a number of different modules such as surface contamination, survival training, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), line indoctrination, and safety management system (SMS) training.
With over 160 aircraft, Discovery Air is one of the largest air operators in Canada. It employs more than 850 flight crew, maintainers, and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance, and logistics solutions to its government, airline, and business customers.
Discovery flights are for those interested in aviation and want to experience what it’s like to fly an airplane. You will go up with one of our instructors and have the chance to take the controls of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. A Discovery Flight is the first step to see if you have what it takes to become a pilot.
Discovery Aviation Academy is a flight school based in Sudbury, Ontario. We offer a variety of recreational and career oriented flight training to meet the needs of all aspiring pilots. If you have always wanted to learn how to be a pilot, now is the time to get started! Let us help make your dream a reality.
Dedicated to bridging the gap between graduation and a career, Discovery Aviation Academy has developed the Career Pilot Program. The 2 year full-time program is designed to graduate commercial pilots who have the experience and real-world exposure to make them employable in the Canadian aviation industry.