Center Air Pilot Academy purchases another first from Mechtronix: the Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM)



    World's First Training Organization to Graduate Multi-crew Pilot
Licensing Students Enhances MPL Program with New Flexible Jet and Turboprop
Training Device

    MONTREAL, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Center Air Pilot Academy (CAPA) of
Denmark, a pioneer in MPL training and Pilot Provisioning today announced its
purchase of the all new Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) by Mechtronix, the fastest
growing and third leading manufacturer of flight training equipment in the
world. This represents the second purchase of a flight training device by
Center Air from Mechtronix for continued use in its MPL training program.
Center Air was the first training organization in the world that provided
graduates from its MPL program to an airline (Sterling). This new unit
features a commercial jet platform that is reconfigurable to a regional jet or
turboprop baseline providing a modern multi-crew flight deck training
experience for its students seeking to fly for today's airlines.
    The Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) represents a flexible and cost efficient
solution for the training organizations while also providing its ATPL and MPL
students with a high fidelity visual experience. The new trainer will enable
Center Air to train and prepare its students optimally for the complexity and
procedures associated with today's commercial airlines and their larger jets
equipped with automated flight decks. Equipped with a fully functional EFIS
and FMS, the Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) is designed and purposely built to be
the most versatile training solution for entry-level preparation, bridge and
LOFT training and to cover a large part of the sim hours required under pilot
provisioning programs such as MPL. The trainer will be certified as per
JAR-STD 3A FNPT II MCC standards under CAA of Denmark.
    "The Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) offers us the outstanding replication
fidelity, economic savings and flexibility we need to continue being the
leader in MPL training for today's airlines", said Anna Kjaer, Center Air's
Chief Ground Instructor and Operations Manager. "This is our second Mechtronix
simulator and like the last, we will count on it for the same reliability and
quality we demand and have come to expect. With all things considered this is
a vital investment that we are confident will serve our MPL students and
airlines well for years to come."
    "We are again honored by Center Air's continued faith in our technology
and its exceptional suitability for the new device of choice for the world's
leading MPL training program," said Xavier Hervé, Mechtronix Systems'
President. "This illustrates Mechtronix' innate ability to closely work with
our customers and produce innovative engineering solutions that meet the ever
changing needs of flight training organizations worldwide. We are the only
manufacturer in flight training equipment to cater to both general and
commercial markets hence offering solutions to bridge the gap between these
two training communities. We look forward to working with great partners and
innovators like Center Air to train a new generation of pilots."

    About Center Air Pilot Academy

    Center Air Pilot Academy of Denmark is a professional institution for
training commercial pilots and flight instructors. Center Air Pilot Academy is
working closely with the Airlines, such as Sterling SAS and Lufthansa. It is
the first flight training organization in the world to develop an MPL Program
and graduate pilots to serve with an airline (Sterling). Its MPL students will
spend the last 6 months of their 24 months training period at Sterling. The
aviation academy has proven to comply with all demands as made in the Training
Arrangement, as specified in the Joint Aviation Authorities Flight Crew
License 1 (JAR-FCL1), and is fully qualified as a Flight Training Organization
(FTO).

    About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

    Headquartered in the Montreal aviation hub, Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)
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 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 airlines and training centers such
as Alitalia, Copa Airlines, Japan Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Lufthansa
Flight Training. Mechtronix offers a full range of products from full flight
simulators to flight training devices, which are setting new industry
standards for higher fidelity, reliability, cost efficiency and safety. Recent
additions include the FFT X(TM) fixed base and FFS X(TM) full motion simulator
available in Non Zero Flight Time(TM) (NZFT (TM)) and the Zero Flight Time(TM)
(ZFT (TM)) configurations.




For further information:

For further information: Center Air Pilot Academy: Anna Kjaer Jensen,
Flight School Manager CAPA, +45 4619 1919, ana@centerair.dk; Mechtronix
Systems: 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

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