Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) is proud to announce its new subsidiary Aero Vision Technology International (AVTi) and opening of Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Quebec

Montreal, 14 December 2011 - Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a division of Discovery Air (TSX DA.A), is pleased to announce the creation of new subsidiary Aero Vision Technologies International (AVTi) to be located at the Saguenay Airport QC (CYBG, also known as Bagotville), where it will soon initiate the construction of a Research and Development Centre.

AVTi’s mandate will be to develop leading edge software solutions for the global military and civil aviation market. To support this effort, AVTi recently entered a joint venture with Boston-based Visidyne, a leader in the field of airborne and space data collection and processing. AVTi also signed two technological agreements, one with DATAFACE, from Houston, and one with Wan IT from Brussels, with plans to integrate their technology in the initial offering of AVTi products and to provide customer care and support for their markets.

Jean Genest, President of DATS and AVTi, has announced that he has selected International Consultant Yves. L. Leblicq to take the lead of AVTi. Yves brings a wealth of unique international experience both in Aviation and Information Technology. “I am proud to be part of Discovery Air and excited to take on the leadership of AVTi” said Yves Leblicq. “Software solutions play an important part in many facets of aviation and we believe our initial product offering will show Discovery Air as a key provider in that market”.

About Visidyne Inc.
Visidyne Inc in Burlington, MA is a private company categorized under Laboratories-Research and Development. Visidyne develops federal government systems performance measurement software, military systems performance measurement software and atmospheric chemistry software. The firm also develops infrared instrumentation used for various government and military applications for laboratory, field and space measurements and provides atmospheric optics R&D.

Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating over 140 aircraft with our 850 team members. We deliver airborne training to the Canadian military; airborne fire services; VFR 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 shares and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbols DA.A and DA.DB respectively). For further information, please contact us at: Aero Vision Technologies International (AVTi).

Author: Yves Leblicq
Phone: (418) 677-1717