October 20, 2020

Air Transat chooses Avianor from Mirabel for a maintenance visit on an A330

Montreal, October 20, 2020 — Avianor, a leader in the aerospace industry for more than 25 years, has been selected by Air Transat for a "c-check" maintenance visit on one of its A330 wide-body aircraft. This new collaboration demonstrates the airline's confidence in Avianor, an affiliate of DRAKKAR Aerospace and Ground Transportation, which became the company's majority shareholder in 2019, and a joint commitment to support the local and national aerospace industry during a challenging time for the entire sector.

Avianor, a company specializing in MRO and cabin integration for commercial and military aircraft, has developed a high level of expertise in the market, with more than 900 maintenance visits on its roadmap. This new mandate allows the company to highlight its fields of expertise, with more than sixty technicians mobilized to deliver a high-quality product within the established deadlines.

"At this stage of the pandemic, I find it quite impressive and encouraging to see a company like Air Transat demonstrate its involvement and importance with service companies like ours in Quebec. Make no mistake, Air Transat has a choice when considering maintenance companies and, under the circumstances, the choice of Avianor was certainly a business decision coupled with a genuine desire to support our economy.”

— Benoit Hudon, President and CEO of DRAKKAR Aerospace & Ground Transportation

"We are pleased to be working with a local company to perform heavy maintenance on one of our wide-body aircraft while our own maintenance centres are running at full capacity. In a time as critical as the one we are currently experiencing, we must join forces to ensure that our aerospace industry, a sector that is vital to the economy of the Greater Montreal Area and all of Quebec and Canada alike, not only carries on, but maintains its competitiveness, its know-how and its leading position on the world stage.

— Jean-François Lemay, President of Air Transat

"I would like to thank Air Transat for its confidence in this important visit. This new collaboration will pave the way for great business opportunities between the two companies," concluded Mr. Hudon.

About Avianor (www.avianor.com)
Avianor has been a leader in MRO, integration and interior finishing of commercial and military aircraft for more than 25 years. Located at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport (YMX), it has 350 permanent and temporary employees to its credit, in addition to 250,000 square feet of hangars, manufacturing and repair shops, warehouses and offices. DRAKKAR Aerospace & Ground Transportation became a majority shareholder of the company in 2019, thus continuing its growth and position of choice within the local, national and international aerospace industry.

About Air Transat (https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/)
Air Transat is Canada's number one vacation carrier. It offers some 60 international destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe, as well as domestic and connecting flights within Canada. Each year, the airline carries some 5 million passengers. Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc, a major integrated international tourism company specializing in vacation travel offering packages, hotel stays and airline connections. Transat obtained Travelife certification in 2018 as part of its commitment to sustainable development. It has 5,000 employees and its head office is located in Montreal.

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Contacts:

Avianor

Rosalie Côté
Senior Director – Communication & Marketing
rosalie.cote@drakkar.com
514-806-0798

Air Transat

Odette Trottier
Director, Public Affairs and Communication
odette.trottier@transat.com
514-987-1660, 4430

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