Mechtronix Introduces Jet Transition Trainer for Multi-Crew and Classic Training Programs with Three Launch Orders Received



    Training Tool Will Provide Cost Efficient Transition to Modern Flight
    Deck Environment of Jets with Flexibility for Commercial or Regional
    Airline Turboprop Needs

    MONTREAL, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the
fastest growing and one of the top leading provider of flight training
equipment in the world, today announced the introduction of the Ascent(R) XJ
Trainer(TM) which will provide a realistic introduction to the automated
flight deck for today's FTO's and professional schools seeking to offer MCC,
LOFT, Entry Level Training (ELT) and MPL and courses in a commercial, regional
or business jet environment. The device has already been well received by the
market with three orders on hand from le Centre Québécois de Formation
Aéronautique (CQFA), Center Air and an undisclosed customer. Henceforth, the
device will be known as the Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM); X for transitional and
J for Jet.
    In its commercial configuration the trainer provides an aerodynamic and
realistic representation of the larger aircraft class like the A320 or B737NG
which pilot students will be faced with at the beginning of their career. The
new unit will feature a generic commercial jet flight model that is
reconfigurable to a generic regional turboprop providing a modern multi-crew
flight deck training experience in both environments for its students seeking
to fly for today's airlines. It also features EFIS, Autopilot, FMS, EGPWS and
TCAS resulting in a powerful and cost effective training solution. The Jet
Transition Trainer meets key regulatory qualifications such as FAA FTD Level
3, FNPT II MCC requirements under JAR-STD 3A and ICAO MPL FSTD Type 2.
    "We see the Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) as an exceptional training device
that meets the quality and affordability requirements of today's professional
pilot schools and high end FTO's that are gearing up for pilot provisioning,
be it in the context of Multi Crew Pilot Licensing or the more classic
training footprints," said Xavier Hervé, President of Mechtronix. "The new
trainer offers a clear view to the future of Pilot Provisioning which is now!"
    "FTO's will also benefit from the technical architecture of the Ascent(R)
XJ Trainer(TM), which makes the trainer easy to maintain and operate" said
Paul Solnoky, Mechtronix Simulation Program Development Director. "The trainer
will provide student pilots with a realistic modern cockpit environment, which
includes high fidelity simulation of the aerodynamic performance, aircraft
systems and avionics systems such as EFIS, Autopilot, FMS and TCAS found in
today's commercial and regional jet aircraft. FTOs will be pleased to find
that we have also included some of the recent developments found in our     
FFS X(TM) & FFT X(TM) units used by today's airlines to this new platform."

    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, which are setting new industry
standards for higher fidelity, reliability, cost efficiency and safety.




For further information:

For further information: Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline Gautier,
Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media Relations US:
JDans, Rogue Wave Creative Group, (914) 393-7758, jdans@warwick.net

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