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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. 

Flight Safety

Discovery Air Defence's approach to flight safety is based on the understanding that eliminating the accidental loss of aviation resources and minimizing the number of aviation-related accidents is fundamental to the safe and effective execution of flight operations.

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Discovery Air Defence is strongly committed to promoting flight safety in all aspects of operations, awareness and prevention are two of the most effective tools in eliminating the errors associated with Flight Safety occurrences. The goal of DA Defence flight safety program is to encourage its employees to promote safe flying practices at all times. We promote a culture of safety within the organization, where people are encouraged and empowered to identify and address safety concerns, where the root causes of all flight safety incidents are correctly identified, and corrective measures and actions are taken expeditiously to ensure similar incidents do not occur again.

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The aim of the Flight Safety Program is to prevent the accidental loss of aviation resources. The Flight Safety Plan describes in detail the processes, procedures, and policies that DA Defence will utilise to accomplish the overall objective of the Flight Safety Program. 

To accomplish this aim, DA Defence is committed to aligning its Flight Safety Program with that which exists within the CF, and therefore the objectives of both programs are the same: 

Continuous monitoring of threats or hazards to flight operations;

Investigation of all aviation safety occurrences; and

Thorough analysis of the results of these investigations, so that recurrences can be prevented.

Everyone within the organization is encouraged to support the management team’s efforts to deliver safe, outstanding flight support to our customers.

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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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