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

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    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.

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    Discovery Air Defence is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force. 

Compensation and Benefits

When you join Discovery Air Defence, you’ll be part of our outstanding team of people that strive for operational excellence every day, support each other and our customers and are committed to a Safety First culture. A career at Discovery Air and its subsidiaries includes:

  • Exciting career opportunities throughout Canada and internationally
  • A remuneration package that is attractive and market competitive
  • A management team that is committed to growing our team professionally and personally
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An employer that is committed to employment equity 


Our group benefits

Discovery Air Defence provides eligible employees with a comprehensive benefits package which currently includes the following:

  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Dependent & Optional Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Extended Health
  • Dental
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) or RRSP
  • Travel coverage and assistance while travelling for business or pleasure
  • Employee Assistance Program offering 24 hour access to counselling services

Full-Time permanent employees are eligible to disability and life insurance coverage following 3 months of continuous service, and to the Group Health and Dental Benefits following 6 months of continuous service.

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    Discovery Air Defence is committed to being the premier provider of cost effective aviation solutions to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Government of Canada.

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    Discovery Air Defence 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.

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    Discovery Air Defence operates a fleet of modified Alpha Jet aircraft in the airborne training services role. All Alpha Jet aircraft have been upgraded with state-of-the-art Martin Baker ejection seats and Dassault Canopy Escape systems.

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    Discovery Air Defence operates IAI Westwind 1124 aircraft, all special mission configured, to provide high-quality real-time training. The Westwinds have been modified with under-winged hard points, pylons and an internal winch to support Target Tow and Electronic Warfare missions. Top Discovery Air Defence's fleet of Westwinds stands ready to meet the demand for quality special mission combat support.


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