SIMTECH RECEIVES LEVEL D QUALIFICATION FOR MECHTRONIX FFS

First Class Irish TRTO fully equipped for ATR Zero Flight Time
and Non Zero Flight Time Training and Checking

MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., an MWC company, a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD), today announced that Simtech successfully qualified their ATR 72-500 FFS X™ to Level D, the highest qualification for full motion simulators. Initially delivered as a Level C at Simtech training center in Dublin, the simulator was recently upgraded to gain Level D qualification and full Zero Flight Time training and checking capabilities. After careful and extensive evaluation by the Irish Aviation Authorities, IAA, the unit successfully obtained JAR-FSTD A FFS Level D qualification.

"We are delighted with the Level D upgrade of our ATR FFS which was easy and quick to implement thanks to Mechtronix' forward-thinking and flexible architecture that did not require any hardware changes," said Mr. Fergal Keogh, CEO at Simtech. "Our FFS primarily serves Aer Arann's training needs who commit to a certain number of hours meanwhile the remaining hours are available to operators and training organizations looking for ATR simulator time. Our full motion simulator represents the latest in simulation technology and we are amazed with the realism of the cockpit environment and the visuals. Pilots in training take great pleasure in flying our Mechtronix simulator!"

"We would like to congratulate Simtech for the successful Level D upgrade which they obtained for their simulator and we are happy that our far-reaching technology enabled an upgrade that was as easy as one, two, three; Mechtronix engineering team continue earning their wings when it comes to building next generation simulators exceeding current regulatory standards", added Mechtronix president, Xavier Hervé. "Mechtronix today holds a paramount position on the ATR global commercial aviation training scene; the Simtech simulator, first ATR FFS installed in Ireland and the -600 FFT X™ under development for the OEM speak for themselves."

The ATR 72 FFS X™ shows the highest Level D fidelity via a collimated visual system and a RSI Image Generator. The simulator is equipped with a MOOG 6 degrees of freedom electric motion system.

About Simtech Aviation Training (Simtech)
Simtech Aviation Training is a Joint Aviation Requirements TRTO approved training organization providing a range of training services to airline personnel and career pilots. Reflecting a commitment to operate to the highest airline standards, all Simtech Aviation Instructors are highly qualified and have extensive airline training experience. In the critical area of international flight crew training, it's safe to say, that only the very best is good enough. For airlines worldwide, flexible and tailored training courses that are designed and delivered to totally suit the needs of each individual are the only acceptable standard. With the flexibility to address a broad spectrum of needs in aviation, and working to the highest professional standards, Simtech Aviation training courses are presented by experienced and qualified instructors using modern training systems. Simtech specialises in support and complementary services to the aviation industry. Now, with Joint Aviation Requirement status and a complete portfolio of aviation training courses and personnel services, Simtech Aviation can provide a complete range of quality services.

About Mechtronix Systems Inc.
Mechtronix Systems Inc. (Mechtronix Systems), an MWC company, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Flight Simulation Training Devices for general, business and commercial aviation. Fuelled by 20+ years of passion and dedication, we are a top leader on the global flight simulation and training market with a presence in America, Europe and Asia. Based in Montreal, Mechtronix Systems 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. To support our worldwide customers that include major airlines, training centers and training organizations, we have technical support centers strategically located around the globe. For more information, please visit www.mwc.mechtronix.com.

SOURCE MECHTRONIX SYSTEMS

For further information:

Simtech Aviation Training
Fergal Keogh
CEO
Tel.: +353 1844 8073
fergal.keogh@simtech.ie

Mechtronix Systems Inc.
Adeline Gautier
Marketing Director
Tel.: +1 (514) 342-0800
agautier@mwc.mechtronix.com

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