Shenzhen Airlines adopts Mechtronix NZFT(TM) Full Flight Simulator



    
     Airline's selection of new generation simulator marks introduction
    and embracement of the Non Zero Flight Time training concept in China
    

    MONTREAL, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Shenzhen Airlines, one of China's
leading airlines today announced its adoption of a new B737-NG FFS X(TM) from
Mechtronix, the fastest growing and third leading manufacturer of flight
training equipment in the world. The FFS X(TM) NZFT(TM) (Non Zero Flight
Time(TM)) unit is currently being delivered with plans to install and qualify
with Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for training set to begin
in March at the airline's facility in Shenzhen, P.R of China. The growing
airline's introduction of the FFS X(TM) will support pilot training in its own
facility allowing for the reduction of training costs and the expansion of its
training capacity.
    "We selected the Mechtronix NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) at Shenzhen for its
growing global success serving other organizations and regulators where it has
demonstrated proven quality, reliability and economic affordability", said
Li Kun, President of Shenzhen Airlines. "Most importantly, its low acquisition
and maintenance costs will help lower our overall training costs without
compromising our pilot's training experience based on its exceptional
fidelity. We will also greatly benefit from the device's ability to better
serve our expanding capacity issues and then to even permit us to gain
additional revenue by acting as a 3rd party training center."
    The NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM), made by the Montreal based flight training device
manufacturer, comes in at a low acquisition cost which is typically 1/2 that
of traditional ZFT(TM) flight simulator while providing a pilot with 100% of
recurrent training. The NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) provides the highest level of
fidelity and can easily be upgraded to a ZFT(TM) FFS X(TM). Unlike traditional
ZFT(TM) simulators, the NZFT(TM) uses true replication technology, thus
lowering maintenance and operating costs by not deploying expensive aircraft
components or a team of avionics experts to run it. A smaller in-house
maintenance team is all that is required, thus reducing people and spare parts
costs. The NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) has been qualified both by the FAA and JAA along
with other civil aviation authorities in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
    With the introduction of this technology, Shenzhen joins an expanding
list of top organizations worldwide like Lufthansa and TUIfly that have
adopted the NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) for their training and that of other airlines'
pilots.
    "We are very pleased to have been able to help Mechtronix develop another
special relationship within the Chinese aerospace industry,' said David Chou,
President of Pacific-China Aero Technology Ltd. "It clearly shows that
Mechtronix' NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) technology concept truly has world acceptance
and a strong brand that translates well into many languages and regions."
    "We are honored to have had the NZFT(TM) training concept adopted by a
major airline like Shenzhen", said Mechtronix' CEO Fernando Petruzziello. "It
is rewarding to see that more and more airlines, flight training organizations
and regulators worldwide understand that the NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) concept
represents a true evolution in a new generation of solutions we are providing.
We look forward to our ongoing relationship with Shenzhen and appreciate their
faith in our technology."

    About Shenzhen Airlines

    Shenzhen Airlines, an airline company specializing in air passenger,
cargo and mail transport, was founded in November 1992 and started service on
September 17 1993. Currently it maintains 50 passenger aircraft (Boeing 737s
and Airbus A320s) and four Boeing 747 cargo aircraft. It has set up the joint
venture Jade Cargo International with Lufthansa, and co-established a regional
airline company with the US MESA Air Group, as well as Asia United Business
Airlines with Hong Kong investors. Shenzhen Airlines' mission is 'to develop
the world's most welcoming and valuable airlines, promoting China's national
aviation industry to make it the world's preferred choice'. The company's
vision is to pioneer unique airlines by presenting its targets and
responsibilities to the public, and by contributing its full strength to
developing China's position in the world.

    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. 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: Pacific-China Aero Technology Ltd.: David Chou,
President, +86-010 8529-9191, pcat@public.bta.net.cn; Mechtronix Systems:
Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.ca;
Media Relations US: J. Dans, Rogue Wave Creative Group, (914) 393-7758,
jdans@warwick.net

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