Irish Air Corps takes delivery of Mechtronix Full Flight Trainer(TM)

New FNPT will enable Savings as Travel Costs will Reduce Drastically

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of Mechtronix World Corp. (MWC), the fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in the world, today announced that the Irish Air Corps (IAC) took delivery of a Full Flight Trainer(TM) (FFT(TM)) at its training facility based in Baldonnel, Co. Dublin Ireland. The Air Corps College, a training division of the IAC, plans to use the FNPT configured as a twin turboprop Beech King Air B200 for its pilot cadet program to provide Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) courses in normal, abnormal and emergency conditions. In addition it will be used as the platform for all IAC pilot MCC and CRM training. This project is part of a wide investment plan for training which also includes a building to host the newly acquired simulator.

The FFT(TM) features a 220 x 55 degree multi-channel visual system, Weather Radar, FMS, GPS and a Redifun Simulation Inc. (RSI) Image Generator that will provide its users with exceptional fidelity. Its semi-enclosed instructor operating station area provides for easy interaction between instructor and student. The visual and sound generation systems included in the unit are compliant to Full Flight Simulator Level D standards. The B200 cockpit delivers a high fidelity flight experience with 100% of the touch and feel of real aircraft avionics parts. The Irish Air Corps just deployed the unit and will be seeking FNPT II MCC qualification under EASA JAR FSTD A regulations.

"We are very pleased to have taken delivery of Mechtronix' simulator and see this key purchase as a way to alleviate travel costs to other training centers all while being able to offer training on modern state-of-the-art technology. This simulator purchase is a cost effective solution for our pilot training", said Jim Gavin, the IAC's Project Manager. "The FFT(TM) will help us optimize our training curriculum and support our expansion plan. Mechtronix had a complete offer that met our criteria based on superior technology, high fidelity platform, performance and reliability."

"We greatly value the Irish Air Corps investment in the FFT(TM) and we are pleased that they chose Mechtronix as their simulator provider", said Mechtronix' President Xavier Hervé. "This is another major achievement for us as a team as we actively serve the military market for ab-initio training products and services. We are pleased to be selected by a training organization such as the Irish Air Corps with stringent availability, reliability and fidelity requirements."

About Irish Air Corps

The Irish Air Corps is the air component of the Permanent Defence Forces of Ireland, based at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. Today, approximately 820 men and women serve in the Air Corps, it currently operates seventeen fixed wing aircraft and ten rotary wing aircraft across wide-ranging mission profiles. The Air Corps is completing a major fleet upgrade program whereby many of its older aircraft have been replaced by modern, state-of-the-art military aircraft allowing for increased efficiency, increased output and significant improved capabilities

About Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Mechtronix Systems Inc. (Mechtronix Systems), a division of MWC, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Flight Simulation Training Devices for general, business and commercial aviation. Fuelled by 20+ years of passion and dedication, we belong to the top-three of the global flight simulation and training market with a presence in America, Europe and Asia. Based in Montreal, Mechtronix Systems 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. To support our worldwide customers that include major airlines, training centers and training organizations, we have technical support centers strategically located around the globe. To learn more, visit www.mwc.mechtronix.com.

SOURCE MECHTRONIX SYSTEMS

For further information: For further information: Jim Gavin, Commandant, Irish Air Corps, + 353 (1) 403.7502, james.gavin@defenceforces.ie; Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, Mechtronix Systems Inc., (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.com

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