DATS to service Piedmont's Dash 8 aircrafts

Piedmont operates fleet of 44 Dash 8 planes

July 8, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

QUEBEC CITY: Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc, has signed an agreement for fleet maintenance of Piedmont Airlines’ Dash 8 aircrafts.

“Discovery Air Technical Services provided us with the most competitive proposal for our Dash-8 aircraft,” said William Arndt, Piedmont Airlines’ vice-president of maintenance. “So far, our independent audits show us that the quality standards of DATS and their ethics meet Piedmont’s high standards.”

Along with the Dash-8, Discovery Air Technical Services holds Transport Canada approvals for the ERJ 135/145, Boeing 737, CRJ 100/200 and SAAB 340 aircraft and will soon add additional aircraft types to its catalog of capabilities. DATS’s Quebec City maintenance facility provides welding, avionics, engineering, machining, heat treatment, composite and sheet metal repairs.

“Piedmont Airlines is the largest North American Dash-8 operator with 44 active aircraft,” said Remy St-Martin, DATS vice-president commercial services. “We are thrilled to have earned the trust of its management team, and we will exceed their expectations.”