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.
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 is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Discovery Air Defence (formerly Top Aces) was started by three former CF-18 pilots in 2000. Originally, the company's focus was on providing aviation consulting services to the Department of National Defence (DND) and mainstream original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
Given their extensive backgrounds in tactical fighter aviation, the three founding partners bid on, and subsequently won, the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) contract to deliver fast air support to DND in 2005. Within a record 6 months of winning the CATS contract, DA Defence was flying their first missions in the Alpha Jet in support of the Canadian military. This early success was followed closely by the winning of a second contract in 2006 to provide Special Mission support with the Westwind aircraft.
Since winning the portfolio of CATS contracts, DA Defence has rapidly built an outstanding team of pilots, maintainers and support personnel that are focused on meeting the needs of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. Today, DA Defence is an exciting place to work that is fast growing and an industry leader in providing aviation solutions to the Government of Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.