IFTC Istanbul exercises options for two other Mechtronix full flight simulators



    Additional Orders Makes the Center the First All Mechtronix-equipped
    Training Organization

    MONTREAL, Oct. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems ("Mechtronix"), the
fastest growing provider of flight training equipment in the world, today
announced that IFTC Istanbul has decided to exercise its options to buy two
FFS X(TM) Non Zero Flight Time(TM) (NZFT(TM)). The devices replicating the
A320 and B737NG are being deployed at its International Flight Training Center
in Istanbul, Turkey. The first being a B737NG FFS X(TM) NZFT(TM) successfully
received Level C qualification it was seeking, while the evaluation for the
other A320 FFS X(TM) NZFT(TM) is scheduled for later this year. At the
customer's request, the French civil aviation authorities, the Direction
Générale de l'Aviation Civile, will be performing the evaluation under JAA
Joint Aviation Regulations.
    The simulators further complement the existing fleet of two FFS X(TM)
Zero Flight Time(TM) (ZFT(TM)) qualified as Level D and will enable IFTC
Istanbul to offer the right equipment at the right price for all airline
customers. The FFS X(TM) ZFT(TM) simulators will be used for Zero Flight Time
training, while recurrent training and checking will be performed on the
FFS X(TM) NZFT(TM) simulators. The FFS X(TM) features the latest generation
simulation components - electric motion base, LCoS projectors and replication
architecture - making it much easier and less costly to own and operate than
"classic" simulators. The FFS X(TM) architecture maximizes the use of OEM
software for simulated displays and avionics thus significantly reducing
aircraft hardware and associated maintenance requirements.
    "We are very pleased with the two Mechtronix FFS X(TM) ZFT(TM) already
installed at our facility. We have been fully operational with them and have
decided to exercise our options and add two more Mechtronix FFS X(TM) to our
training center," said Mr. Mekin Gozen, President and CEO of Gozen Group, the
mother company of IFTC Istanbul. "Our experience with Mechtronix and its
products has been a great one. We look forward to continuing our business
relationship with them."
    The IFTC Istanbul simulation equipment, a multi-million dollar
investment, is financed via SoftFlight of the Netherlands. "Our core business
is to offer financial solutions for operators of simulators and simulator
centers. We are proud to be associated with pioneer companies like IFTC
Istanbul and Mechtronix in the set-up of new training centers relying on next
generation simulation technology," says Marty van Veluw, General Manager and
Co-Founder of SoftFlight. "We are currently in discussions regarding expanding
this model to other regions and are also involved in several other refinancing
projects. In the present financial turmoil, we are glad that we are able to
support so many new ventures. Our goal is to continue to play a key role in
the growth of the aviation training industry."
    "We are thankful for the trust IFTC Istanbul and Gozen Group has put into
Mechtronix by choosing us to be their sim provider for four full flight
simulators. We are extremely proud to have a new training center such as the
IFTC Istanbul to be all Mechtronix-equipped," said Xavier Hervé, President of
Mechtronix. "Mechtronix' unique ability to provide and manufacture
state-of-the-art pilot training equipment offers to today's airlines and
training centers new and alternative cost-efficient training business models."

    About International Flight Training Center Istanbul (IFTC Istanbul)

    IFTC Istanbul was established in 2007 as the training arm of the Gozen
Group. Based in Istanbul, Turkey IFTC Istanbul provides Type Rating Training
specializing in providing flight crew training services for A320 and B737-NG.
High quality training courses are delivered by an experienced team of
instructors and examiners and can be tailored to meet specific aircraft or
operational requirements for all operators in the region. The Gozen Group,
founded back in 1979 by Mekin Gozen and Mete Bozyigit, has been operating as
Supervision & Representation Company, in accordance with the regulation of the
International Air Transport Association (IATA) supplying ground services to
more than 85 companies in the field of representation, fuel, supervision,
brokerage and security. The company is fully licensed by the Civil Aviation
Authority of Turkey and all relevant government authorities. The headquarters
are located in Istanbul with offices at every major international airport
through Turkey; Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum & Izmir.

    About SoftFlight

    Founded in 2007 with headquarters in The Netherlands, Softflight is an
independent finance company specializing in the Flight Simulator industry.
Softflight offers customized simulator lease constructions as well as turnkey
solutions for simulator centers. Softflight operates worldwide with a team of
experienced financial professionals, providing its customers with the highest
level of expertise available in the market. The creation of Softflight began
with the awareness that finance companies were not focusing on the simulator
market, despite the obvious opportunities, and that this left a niche to be
filled.

    About Mechtronix World Corp.

    Headquartered in Montreal, Mechtronix World is the fastest growing
designer and manufacturer of flight simulators. Backed by the Caisse de dépôt
et placement du Québec, Canada's largest institutional investor, as well as
RCL, a leading Canadian private equity firm, Mechtronix World 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 airlines, training
centers and training organizations such as CAFUC, Center Air, Copa Airlines,
IFTC Istanbul (Gozen Group), JAL training center, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa
Flight Training, Oxford Flight Training, Northwest Airlines, TACA Airlines and
University of North Dakota. Mechtronix 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.
Mechtronix World is also the only manufacturer which actively provides
services for both commercial and general aviation including support for
customers to set-up their own tailor made training solution at home. For more
details on Mechtronix World, please visit www.mechtronix.com.




For further information:

For further information: IFTC Istanbul: Capt. Cengiz Arbac, General
Manager, +90 212 463 0900, c.arbac@iftc.aero; Softflight bv: Marty van Veluw,
General Manager, +31 (0)20 5672167, info@softflight.nl; Mechtronix Systems
Inc.: Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800,
agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media Relations US: J. Dans, Rogue Wave Creative
Group, (732) 919-0691, jdans@warwick.net

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