IFTC receives Level D qualification for Mechtronix B737-NG full flight simulator



    Qualification marks First Level D Under JAA for Both IFTC and Mechtronix

    MONTREAL, June 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the
fastest growing provider of flight training equipment in the world, today
announced successful Level D qualification for the B737-NG FFS X(TM) recently
deployed at International Flight Training Center in Istanbul, Turkey. At
customer's request, the French civil aviation authorities, Direction Generale
de l'Aviation Civile, performed the evaluation under JAA Joint Aviation
Regulations.
    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. The Turkish training organization is now
fully equipped to provide 737-NG type rating courses to airlines and pilots in
the region; as the first training center to operate a new generation simulator
in Turkey, IFTC has a unique and attractive offer.
    "We are very pleased to have achieved this important milestone and look
forward to becoming a leading training center in the region" said Mr. Mekin
Gozen, President & CEO of Gozen Group mother company of IFTC. "I am confident
that other Mechtronix flight simulators in production, namely an A320 
FFS X (TM), will bring us the quality, fidelity and reliability we need to
become a world class training center."
    The IFTC Istanbul simulation equipment, a multi-million Dollar
investment, is fully financed by SoftFlight of The Netherlands together with a
reputable bank; "our core business is financing simulators and sim centres, we
are proud to be associated to pioneer companies like IFTC and Mechtronix in
the setting-up of new training centers relying on next generation simulation
technology" says Marty van Veluw, general manager and co-founder of
SoftFlight. "We look forward to expanding this model to other projects in
other regions."
    "We are proud for IFTC/Gozen and would like to thank them again for
selecting Mechtronix as a sim provider" said Xavier Hervé, President of
Mechtronix. "IFTC's B737-NG FFS Level D under JAA qualification represents
another key achievement for us; this further demonstrates Mechtronix' unique
ability to provide and manufacture state-of-the-art pilot training equipment
for today's airlines and training centers seeking for new and alternative
training business models ."

    About International Flight Training Center (IFTC)

    IFTC was established in 2007 as the training arm of the Gozen Group.
Based in Istanbul, Turkey IFTC is a fully approved Type Rating Training
Organization (TRTO) 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 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 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 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: IFTC: 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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