Malév Hungarian Airlines obtained level C qualification for Mechtronix FFS X(TM)



    By Upgrading the FFS X(TM), Malév Can Now Perform 100% of its
    Training @ Home

    BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - European Aviation Training
Symposium (EATS) - Malév Hungarian Airlines successfully upgraded its
FFS X(TM) Non Zero Flight Time(TM) (NZFT(TM)) to level C qualification. The
inspection was done by the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities under JAA
regulations at Malév facility in Budapest Ferihegy Airport. The upgrade
consisted in a software only operation with no impact on hardware; additional
credits were gained for pilot training resulting in a simulator suitable for
100% of recurrent, initial and transition training, testing and checking.
    Malév decided to upgrade its FFS X(TM) less than a year after its initial
qualification in order to bring even more training in-house and provide a more
utilizable training tool for its pilots and for external customers. The
NZFT(TM) (Level B Qualified) platform already allowed for 100% of recurrent
training, testing and checking at Malév. With the upgrade, Malév is now also
able to perform 100% of the initial training phase.
    The device has been ready for training since November 2006. "We are
extremely proud of the success the FFS X(TM) has brought to our institution.
The FFS X(TM) is a versatile training device that gives us the competitive
edge we need in our industry" commented capt. Akos Andrasev, Director Flight
Operations at Malév Hungarian Airlines. "The Mechtronix FFS X(TM) enabled us
to save on operating costs, to maximize our crew yields, while it is very easy
to maintain."
    "We are happy to see the success Malév is experiencing with the
FFS X(TM). Our platform, and the way we manufacture the FFS X(TM), allows for
greater flexibility. Upgrading the FFS X(TM) is an easy task for us,
"indicated Mechtronix President Mr. Xavier Hervé. The success of obtaining
both FAA and JAA certification along with the low costs of operations and
maintenance, allows for greater accessibility to the FFS X(TM) for airlines
that were still not able to own their own simulator. We wish to Malév the
greatest of success."

    About Malév Hungarian Airlines

    Malév Hungarian Airlines, the national air carrier of the Republic of
Hungary, records 60 year of dedicated service and distinguished tradition. It
is ranked as one of the leading airlines of the Central-Eastern European
region, with scheduled passenger, cargo, and charter services. Malév carries
more than 3 million passengers annually on its scheduled flights. Its aircraft
are connecting some 60 cities of 35 countries. Today Malév has one of the
youngest Boeing fleet in Europe. The company operates 30 aircraft, the
backbone of the fleet being the 18 new Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
The other types are 3 Boeing B767, 5 Fokker F-70 and 4 CRJ-200. Since April
2007 Malév is a member of oneworld alliance.

    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 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 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: Malév Hungarian Airlines: capt. Attila Molnar,
Manager of Training, +36 20 549 0268, molnar.attila2@malev.hu; Malév Hungarian
Airlines: Krisztina Németh, Head of Corporate Communications, +36 1 235 3331,
Nemeth.Kriszta@malev.hu; Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline Gautier, Marketing
Manager, (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media Relations US: Rogue
Wave Creative Group: Chris Dans, Director of Accounts, (201) 819-6248,
chrisdans@yahoo.com

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