CAAC Successfully qualifies CAFUC'S CJ1 business jet simulators manufactured by Mechtronix



    Mechtronix fulfills mandate for building its first full flight simulators
    for a business jet

    HONG KONG, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Asian Aerospace - The Civil Aviation
Flight University of China (CAFUC) successfully concluded their On-Site
Acceptance (OSA) and Unit Qualification for two CJ1 FFS X(TM) Zero Flight     
Time(TM) (ZFT(TM)) at their facility in Guanghan City, Sichuan, China. The
evaluation of the two units was conducted by the Civil Aviation Administration
of China (CAAC). The two Cessna Citation CJ1's simulators are now CAAC
qualified as Level C as per FAA AC 120-40C and this is Mechtronix's first
"Business Aviation FFS" full motion platform. CAFUC's use of over twenty MSI
manufactured trainers throughout their training footprints is a demonstration
of MSI's unique value; the support of all levels of pilot provisioning
training, from basic flying to type rating and line entry.
    CAFUC is the largest university for advanced civil aviation education in
China and Asia and is aligned closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of
China (CAAC) and its stringent criteria for pilot training. Its pilot training
accounts for more than 90% of China's civil aviation pilots in China. "We are
very happy of the business relationship we have built with Mechtronix, as we
have consistently experienced the high fidelity of the FFS X(TM) combined with
ease of use, reliability and low cost of operations", said CAFUC's President
Mr. Xiaoyong Zheng.
    These two CAAC approved Cessna Citation CJ1 simulators shall be used for
AB Initio Transition Training, that being the phase of training when cadets
are moving from piston to jet powered aircraft. This type of training is
mandatory for an ATPL under CAAC regulations and it consists of 20 hours in a
twin jet or turboprop, with up to 10 hours in a simulator qualified level C or
higher.
    "We are very pleased and thankful with the continued business
relationship we have established with CAFUC," said Mr. Xavier Hervé, President
of Mechtronix. "It goes without saying that our partner in China, Pacific
China Aero Technology Ltd., is one of the pillars of the CAFUC-MSI
relationship and we are thankful for their continued efforts with MSI
throughout China ."
    "CAFUC's appreciation of the Mechtronix FFS X(TM) and their long term
partnership is of great value to us. Mechtronix is appreciative and thankful
for CAFUC's loyalty," concluded Mr. Xavier Hervé, President of Mechtronix.

    About Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC)

    CAFUC is the largest university for advanced civil aviation education in
China and one of the largest in Asia if not the world. The school was
originally founded in 1956 and is under the direct leadership of the Civil
Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
    Headquartered in Guanghan, Sichuan Province of China, CAFUC has also has
four additional flight training hubs in Xinjin, Guanghan, Luoyang and Mianyang
and two terminals in Luoyang and Suining. They also have seven colleges where
they formed an educational pattern for "flight orientation and comprehensive
development". CAFUC also develops a large amount of pilots for other countries
such as Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia
and Vietnam.

    About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

    Born out of the micro-processor revolution in the early 80's, MSI is a
privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, one of North
America's aerospace clusters. Over the last 20 years, MSI has acquired the
resources and capabilities allowing the design of intelligent machines, such
as flight simulators. Relying on its unique and economically advantageous
fabrication process, MSI is one of the world's fastest growing providers of
flight training equipment. Its worldwide customers include major airline
companies such as Alitalia, Copa Airlines, CAFUC (China), Japan Airlines,
Lufthansa, and Northwest Airlines. MSI's newest addition to the Mechtronix
series is the FFS X(TM) full flight simulator, including the Non Zero Flight
Time(TM) (NZFT(TM)) and the Zero Flight Time(TM) (ZFT(TM)) configurations. The
Mechtronix offer also includes all levels of FTDs, Full Flight Trainers(TM),
and the FFT X(TM) all integrated with Distance Learning and Desktop tools,
exclusively members of the Aerosim-Mechtronix Integrated Training             
Architecture(TM).




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For further information: please contact: Mechtronix Systems, Adeline
Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media
Relations US, Joseph Dans, Fusion Public Relations, (212) 651-4215,
joseph.dans@fusionpr.com

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