Lufthansa flight training unveils Mechtronix FFS X(TM)



    
     The FFS X(TM) Capabilities Meet Lufthansa Flight Training's Stringent
    Quality Requirements and Brings Training Closer to their Customer's Base
                         of Operations at Lower Costs
    

    BERLIN, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) and
Mechtronix unveil the latest in simulation technology at Berlin-Schoenefeld
facility together with representatives of many airlines, training centers and
media at a ceremony hosted by Mr. Florian Hamm and Mr. Xavier Hervé,
respectively CEO of LFT and President of Mechtronix. The Boeing 737NG
FFS X(TM) supplied by Mechtronix, the Montreal-based flight training device
manufacturer, successfully underwent qualification under JAR STD 1A FFS
level B on April 18th 2007.
    The NZFT(TM) provides a pilot with 100% of recurrent training which
includes all checking and training requirements. In addition to meeting 100%
of recurrent training requirements, the NZFT(TM) was qualified to perform all
initial and transition type rating tasks except the final Take-off and Landing
checking; resulting in a new business model for the training industry.
    LFT's purchase of the FFS X(TM) was triggered by the wish to offer a
broader variety of flight simulation devices to customers like TUIfly,
formerly known as Hapagfly. TUIfly is a key account on the Boeing 737NG
simulator and was seeking to optimize its training costs by bringing the
training closer to its operational base. Mechtronix' FFS X(TM) NZFT(TM) was
the solution LFT decided to pursue because it offered lower costs,
flexibility, and met the company's strict conditions for training. In addition
to the costs savings, LFT enables TUIfly to train closer to its base of
operations.
    "Mechtronix' FFS X(TM) has proven to be of high quality and reliability.
The underlying technology and the price range for such a high quality product
convinced us", said Floriam Hamm, CEO of Lufthansa Flight Training. "We are
very satisfied with our purchase and would definitely consider Mechtronix
again on another project."
    "We are extremely happy and honored to collaborate with major industry
player Lufthansa Flight Training," said Mechtronix Systems' President
Mr. Xavier Herve. "This purchase demonstrates the need that third party
training centers and airlines have for Mechtronix' FFS X(TM). We look forward
to a strong relationship with them that will make truly innovative flight
training equipment available to LFT 's broad range of customers."

    About Lufthansa Flight Training

    Lufthansa Flight Training GmbH (LFT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Lufthansa AG. Since 1997 it has been a separate company within the Lufthansa
Group, operating independently in the world's aviation-training market. Since
its founding, it has been the repository of all of the Lufthansa Group's
accumulated know-how and capabilities in the area of initial and advanced
training of flight personnel. It operates a fleet of 34 full-flight simulators
in Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremen, Vienna and Zurich. In addition to Lufthansa
itself, more than 150 airlines today avail themselves of LFT's expertise in
the areas of Simulator Training, Emergency Training and Service Training, as
well as of its Flight Operations Academy and e-learning courses.

    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 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 Simulated Aircraft Hardware, FTDs, Full Flight Trainers(TM) and is an
integral part of the Aerosim-Mechtronix Integrated Training Architecture(TM).




For further information:

For further information: Lufthansa Flight Training: Patrick
Meschenmoser, Manager Communications, +49 69 696 55838,
Patrick.Meschenmoser@lft.dlh.de; 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

Organization Profile

MECHTRONIX SYSTEMS

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890