SEFA chooses Mechtronix to supply Garmin 1000 aircraft instrument panels for two FNPTs



    Reknown French civil aviation institute to purchase two Mechtronix Garmin
    1000 instrument panels for DA-40/42

    MONTREAL, Oct. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - SEFA (Service de l'Exploitation et de la
Formation Aéronautique), France's national, public flight-training
institution, has selected Mechtronix as a supplier for its flight training
tool development project. This sale to an aeronautical reknown public
institution reenforces, Mechtronix' expertise in glass avionics suites.
Mechtronix has recently delivered a major order of glass avionics suites
equipped with the Garmin 1000 panel to other training institutions.
    Mechtronix will be supplying instrument panels to be incorporated into
flight training devices manufactured by SEFA, for students to use them as part
of their instrument training. The two educational simulators will become a
component of SEFA's fleet renewal process. The organization recently placed an
order for DA-40 and DA-42 aircraft.
    "Mechtronix came to us with a versatile product that meets our
expectations in terms of both quality and cost. The company's well-known
expertise in the glass cockpit field facilitates the integration of instrument
panels with our systems," said Gilles Maniglier, head of SEFA's equipment
simulation division.
    "Mechtronix is delighted to be able to deal with SEFA - a public
organization recognized for its exceptional quality and its professionalism,
and an essential player in the world of French aeronautical training. We hope
this contract will mark the beginning of a lengthy relationship. SEFA's order
of Mechtronix equipment confirms our leadership in the field of glass cockpit
simulation," said Xavier Hervé, President and CEO of Mechtronix Systems Inc.

    About SEFA

    SEFA (Service de l'Exploitation de la Formation Aéronautique), is a
service of the French government, under the Direction Générale de l'Aviation
Civile (Civil Aviation Authority), which forms part of the Ministère de
l'écologie, du Développement et de l'Aménagement durables (Ministry of the
Environment, and Sustainable Development and Management). SEFA is involved in
pilot training (including airline pilots and pilot instructors), and puts
aircraft at the disposal of the Civil Aviation Authority for the purpose of a
variety of missions (including personnel training and calibration of
radio-frequency navigation equipment). In order to fulfil its mission, SEFA
manages a fleet of 130 aircraft, and operates educational and pilot training
missions, as well as aircraft maintenance education, through 10 centres
located at metropolitan airports.

    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 airlines, training centers and training
organizations such as Alitalia, CAFUC, Copa Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM
Flight Academy, Lufthansa Flight Training Northwest Airlines and University of
North Dakota.
    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.
    Mechtronix is also the only manufacturer which actively provides services
for both commercial and general aviation including support for customers to
set-up their own tailor-made training solution at home.
    Recent additions include the FFT X(TM) and FFS X(TM), full flight
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: SEFA: Gilles Maniglier, Information Systems and
Simulation Division, +33 562 147 980,
gilles.maniglier@aviation-civile.gouv.fr; Mechtronix: Adeline Gautier,
Marketing Director, +33 296 630 860, agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media Relations
US: Rogue Wave Creative Group: Chris Dans, Director of Accounts, +1 (201)
819-6248, chrisdans@yahoo.com

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