Discovery Air Defence Services (DADS) is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining DADS you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.
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.
Discovery Air Defence Services is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Discovery Air Defence Services (DADS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military.
DADS' integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives.
Since 2005, DADS has been delivering premium quality, realistic and cost effective training to our military and we look forward to being an integral part of Canadian efforts to generate operational ready forces well into the future. Experience Matters.
Discovery Air Defence Services is committed to being the premier provider of cost effective aviation solutions to the Canadian Forces and the Government of Canada.
Discovery Air Defence Services 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.
As part of the Discovery Air family, Discovery Air Defence Services has access to the firefighting support, surveillance and aircraft and airspace management expertise cultivated by Northern Ontario based Discovery Air Fire Services – part of Canada’s aviation industry for more than 50 years - and Great Slave Helicopters Ltd.
Discovery Air Defence Services operates Bombardier CL 601 Challenger aircraft, to provide high-quality real-time training. The Challenger aircraft provides longer flight times and increased capacity, in a dissimilar airframe.
Discovery Air Defence Services 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.
Discovery Air Defence Services 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 Services’ fleet of Westwinds stands ready to meet the demand for quality special mission combat support.