Malaysian Flying Academy orders two Mechtronix Ascent(R) Flight Trainers



    Growing Academy Will Use Flexible Technology for Ab Initio Curriculum

    APATS, BANGKOK, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI),
the fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in
the world, today announced the purchase by the Malaysian Flying Academy of two
Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) configured as a multi-engine piston Seneca III
with a conversion kit for Piper Warrior for its new flight training facility
based in Malacca, Malaysia. The academy plans to use the FTDs to provide ab
initio training and increase its Instrument Rating training capacity as the
school expands to meet the growing needs of the region. The new FTDs will also
lower costs by reducing training time spent on their aircrafts.
    Both Ascent(R) Flight Trainers will feature a 180 x 40 degree visual
system that will provide its users with exceptional fidelity. Its
semi-enclosed IOS area provides for easy interaction between instructor and
student. The unit provides a lesson plan editor for scenario based training.
The training academy plans to deploy the units in 2009 while seeking
qualification with the DCA under JAR FSTD A FNPT II.
    "We look forward to taking delivery of the Mechtronix simulators and see
this key purchase as a way to provide both our students and instructors with a
reliable source for state-of-the-art IR and ab initio training", said Managing
Director Mrs. Sharifah Zarah Al-Bukhary of Malaysian Flight Academy. "We did a
very careful evaluation of Mechtronix technology and found that it met our
criterion based on affordability, performance and reliability. The fact that
its cockpits were very realistic and comparable to the actual flight
environment was also an important factor as we are trying to reduce complete
reliance on actual flying time without compromising the training experience
needed."
    "We greatly appreciate the academy's investment in the Ascent(R) Flight
Trainers and we are pleased that they chose Mechtronix to help them expand and
serve the surging Asia Pacific market", said Mechtronix' President Xavier
Hervé. "We see this sale as another affirmation of our continuing success in
this region and the world market that rewards excellence in technology that is
reliable, affordable and easy to maintain."

    About Malaysian Flying Academy

    The Malaysian Flying Academy (MFA) is a Malaysian pioneer in professional
flight training that was established in 1982 and has been in continuous
operation since 1987. MFA envisions its primary role in the education and
training of professional pilots for major world airlines and other regular
public air transport operators. MFA aims to fully prepare its cadet pilots for
a flying career in the commercial aviation industry. A commercial pilot course
graduate from MFA will be a professional pilot equipped with the level of
aviation knowledge and accompanying aeronautical skill and ratings ready to be
inducted into a major world airlines' narrow body fleet.
    MFA has successfully trained and continues to train cadet pilots for
major world airlines for the past two decades such as Malaysian Airlines,
AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Jetstar Airways and Air Mauritius as
well as air regiments from Polis DiRaja Malaysia. MFA cadet pilot alumni have
come from as far afield as Australia, Portugal, France, Hungary, Maldives,
Mauritius, Myanmar, Iraq, Iran, Libya, United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Finland, Japan, Oman, Yemen, Singapore
and of course Malaysia.
    MFA is an internationally recognized International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) listed advanced tertiary institution fully approved and
accredited by the Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia (DCA). All of MFA's
courses are geared towards the exceptionally rigorous and demanding standards
as set out by DCA as well as the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority
(UKCAA).

    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 training organizations such as
Alitalia (Italy), CAFUC (China), Center Air (Denmark), Copa Airlines (Panama),
JAL training center (California), Japan Airlines (Japon), IFTC Istanbul of the
Gvzen Group (Turkey), Lufthansa Flight Training (Germany), Oxford Flight
Training (United Kingdom), Northwest Airlines (USA), TACA Airlines (El
Salvador) and the University of North Dakota (USA). It 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.
    Recent additions include glass simulation training devices designed for
technically advanced aircraft (TAA).




For further information:

For further information: Praxedes Nah, P. A. to the Managing Director,
Malaysian Flying Academy, + 603 2095 0066, nah@kskgroup.com.my; Adeline
Gautier, Marketing Manager, Mechtronix Systems Inc., (514) 342-0800,
agautier@mechtronix.com; J. Dans, Rogue, Media Relations US, Wave Creative
Group, (914) 393-7758, jdans@warwick.net

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