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 centers 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.