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Chorus subsidiary Jazz wins two silvers at Canada's Safest Employers awards

HALIFAX, Oct. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP ('Jazz'), was named among Canada's Safest Employers 2018 taking silver in the Transportation category and silver for Psychological Safety. Canada's Safest Employers awards were announced at a gala event in Toronto, Ont. last evening.

"Jazz's success is built upon a foundation of prioritizing safety at every level," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Together, we strive for a strong culture of safety excellence at Jazz. This includes both the traditional safety elements associated with our airline operations, and ensuring the psychological safety of our employees."

Jazz's safety culture is top of mind every day. Jazz is successful due to its employees taking ownership of safety, without compromise. The dedicated local Workplace Committees advance safety for all Jazz employees, and healthy and robust safety reporting exists across the organization. Jazz's dynamic internal audit program works by identifying risks, process enhancement opportunities, and procedural changes – all with the goal of constantly striving to further advance safety.

To support the psychological safety of its employees, Jazz prioritizes mental health and well-being. Jazz demonstrates this through offering an Employee Assistance Program to all employees, participating in the mental health initiatives, such as the 'Not Myself Today' campaign, and by promoting a healthy work-life balance.

Launched in 2011, Canada's Safest Employers awards recognize companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their employees. Companies are evaluated on a wide range of occupational safety and health ('OSH') elements, including employee training, OSH management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

About Chorus

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus was incorporated on September 27, 2010. Chorus' vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Chorus has been leasing its owned regional aircraft into Jazz's Air Canada Express operation since 2009, and has established Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. to become a leading, global provider of regional aircraft leases and support services. Chorus also owns Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe and solid operations that deliver excellent customer service in the areas of contract flying operations, engineering, fleet management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 'CHR'.

About Jazz

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX: CHR). Chorus's vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world.

As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,600 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 116 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier and Embraer aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America 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: Media contacts: Jazz Aviation LP, Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, NS,; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON,