Flight Training Europe orders Mechtronix 737-800 Full Flight Trainer X(TM)


    Spanish Based Commercial Flying School Will Be First to Use Advanced
    FFT X(TM) Device for Pilot Provisioning and MPL Program

    MONTREAL, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the
fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in the
world, today announced the purchase by Flight Training Europe of its advanced
full flight trainer, the FFT X(TM) configured as a B737-800. The device will
be looking to obtain certification by the UK CAA both under JAR-STD 2A and 3A.
With the introduction of this technology, Flight Training Europe plans to
emerge as an early innovator in the race of Flight Training Organizations
seeking to provide European airlines with better pilot provisioning solutions
in a world hit by pilot shortages and looking to Multi-crew Pilot Licensing as
a solution.
    With the deployment of this special unit in 2008, Flight Training Europe
will become the first pilot training school in Europe to use the FFT X(TM)
machine to help train its future pilots for Multi-crew Pilot Licensing as an
FSTD 3. The new trainer's high fidelity will enable pilots in training to
achieve the performance based outcome linked to the intermediate phase of MPL.
The high fidelity trainer, reflecting the same FFS quality and fidelity,
features a seat-actuation system that provides motion - cueing as well as a
collimated visual system. It is built in such a way that it can be upgraded to
an FFS X(TM). With the introduction of this technology, Flight Training Europe
further strengthens its leadership within the European Flight Training
Organization community with a high end product that enables the FTO to supply
pilots trained in a high fidelity commercial modern flight deck environment.
    "We look at our purchase of the high end FFT X(TM) device as a solid
investment that will pay dividends for our students and generations of pilots
to come", said Mr. Peter Sadler, Managing Director at Flight Training Europe.
"We have not only purchased the most sophisticated device of its nature for
any FTO in Europe, but one that will provide exceptional fidelity, economy and
flexibility but ready to enhance all forms of pilot provisioning and MPL. The
Mechtronix FFT X(TM) now places us on the fast track to becoming the leading
provider of high quality ab initio graduates able to transition directly to
type rating with the airlines of Europe and beyond."
    "We are very pleased to provide an innovative leader like Flight Training
Europe with the latest simulation technology," said Mechtronix President
Mr. Xavier Hervé. "This new collaboration not only continues to further
establish Mechtronix as a technology provider to the top flight training
schools in Europe, but one that will be providing a new generation of pilots
in training with the next generation of technology which will rely on pilot
provisioning and MPL."

    About the Flight Training Europe

    Flight Training Europe S.L. (www.flighttrainingeurope.com) is a
commercial pilot training school based at Jerez Airport in Spain. The flight
school was originally formed by the same management that brought BAE Systems
Training College to its momentum. In December 2003 the college was bought out
by the management and renamed Flight Training Europe. The school provides an
integrated course which consists of ATPL theoretical knowledge and flying
training which lasts approximately 15 months - culminating in the issue of a
JAA CPL with Instrument Rating and Multi-Crew Co-operation credit. Following
this course, a pilot will be qualified to commence on airliner type specific
training. This is a JAA Approved full-time course of pilot training and is
used to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to
easily transition to type rating and operate as a Co-Pilot on multi-pilot,
multi-engine airliners in commercial air transport. The course is designed for
trainees who have little or no previous flying experience and must be
completed at one flight training organization.

    About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

    Headquartered in the Montreal aviation hub, Mechtronix Systems Inc.
(www.mechtronix.ca) is the fastest growing designer and manufacturer of flight
simulators. Backed by Canada's largest institutional investor, Mechtronix
ranks in the top-3 of the global flight simulator market, with a presence in
America, Europe and Asia. Through 20 years of passion and dedication,
Mechtronix has developed a unique expertise and proved extensively its vision
and leadership for flight training. Worldwide customers include major training
organizations such as CAFUC (China), JAL training center (California),
KLM Flight Academy (Holland), University of North Dakota (USA) and the
University of Zilina (Slovakia). It offers a full range of products from full
flight simulators to flight training devices setting new industry standards
for higher fidelity, reliability, cost efficiency and safety. Recent additions
include glass simulation training devices designed for technically advanced
aircraft (TAA).



For further information: Flight Training Europe: Robert Anderson,
Business Development Director/Head of Training, +34 956 317 800,
robert.anderson@flighttrainingeurope.com; Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline
Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media
Relations US: J. Dans, Rogue Wave Creative Group, (914) 393-7758,
jdans@warwick.net