AVIO Design Group receives DAO designation

AVIO Design Group Inc. (AVIO dg) — a full-service aviation, engineering and design team based in Calgary, Alberta — recently received Design Approval Organization (DAO) certification authority by Transport Canada.


As a local small business success story, this certification positions the company in a growth phase for providing timely, innovative and functional design, engineering and certification services for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

The technical team at AVIO dg is comprised of four founding partners possessing over 70 years of combined experience in producing solutions that enhance industry safety while providing excellence in service. Certification authority for AVIO dg means customers have a one-stop-shop for all design, engineering and certification approval needs on an extensive range of aircraft.

“We offer significant experience in providing superior fit, form and function design, and we look forward to new project partnerships ranging from modifications and part design to repair approvals on aircraft,” says Keith Rach, managing partner with AVIO dg. “We are looking to be leading providers by offering a catalog of supplemental type certificates to help support the aviation industry.”


A full-service design group helps avoid any delay while ensuring smooth scheduling and communications.

Some of AVIO dg’s customers include Regent Aircraft Services, Yellowhead Helicopters, Black Tusk Helicopter Inc., Saskatoon Avionics Limited, Skye Avionics Limited, Chippewa Aerospace, Great Slave Helicopters and Aerotex Aircraft Interiors.

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