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Jazz Aviation LP appoints Kal Rebin to Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering

HALIFAX, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") today announced the appointment of Kal Rebin to Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering effective immediately. In his new role, based in Toronto, he will have responsibility for the overall management and direction of Jazz's maintenance and engineering division.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kal to this important role in our organization," said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer, Jazz. "His proven leadership abilities along with his extensive experience and knowledge of the Bombardier products in our fleet will be invaluable to our team in further advancing Jazz's competitive position."

Kal Rebin previously held the position of Director, Line Maintenance and Engineering at Jazz, and has been instrumental in successful negotiations related to commercial, labour and supplier agreements. Kal has more than 29 years of related experience in the airline industry. He began his career with Jazz in 1988 at Air Ontario, a predecessor airline, as an aircraft engineer and has held numerous leadership positions in line maintenance, engineering, heavy maintenance, maintenance planning and operations control.

Kal holds a bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Aircraft Engineering Diploma from Centennial College. He has a Black Belt designation in Six Sigma (a business process improvement philosophy) and holds a private pilot license.

Kal will replace Richard Steer who has resigned from Jazz to pursue other career opportunities. "We thank Richard for his service and contributions to Jazz over the past eight years, and wish him the best in his future endeavours," continued Mahody.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. In the second quarter of 2013, Jazz operated scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 771 departures per weekday to 78 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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For further information:

Manon Stuart (902) 873-5054 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Debra Williams (905) 671-7769 Toronto, Ontario