Jazz Aviation LP announces tentative agreement with its Maintenance and Engineering's union

HALIFAX, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") announced today that it has reached a tentative labour contract with its Maintenance and Engineering employees represented by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 2002.

The agreement is subject to a ratification vote by union members and covers approximately 885 CAW-represented Maintenance and Engineering employees at Jazz. Further details of the agreement will not be released pending ratification.

"I sincerely thank both the CAW and management bargaining teams for their professionalism throughout the negotiation process", said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer of Jazz.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz 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. Jazz currently operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 860 departures per weekday to 84 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.

SOURCE CHORUS AVIATION INC.



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