Successful FNPT II Qualification at ESMA Aviation Academy for Mechtronix DA-42 Simulators



    
                           Following Installation
    Two Ascent(R) Flight Trainers Receive Qualification for IR from the DGAC
    

    MONTREAL, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems ("Mechtronix") a
division of Mechtronix World Corp., the fastest growing and one of the leading
providers of flight training equipment in the world, today announced
successful certification of two Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) configured as
Diamond DA-42 recently installed at ESMA Aviation Academy. Both units located
at ESMA's in southern France were certified JAR-FSTD A FNPT II by the French
civil aviation Authorities, DGAC, under JAA regulations.
    The Ascent(R) Flight Trainers, configured as Diamond DA-42, both feature
a 150 x 35 degree visual system with FFS quality Image Generator providing its
users with exceptional fidelity. The units are equipped with the latest
autopilot technology Garmin GFC 700 providing more precision to the students'
navigation. Additionally, the devices are marked with a wider shell providing
an ergonomic environment for easier interaction between the instructor and the
student. Instructors and pilot students at ESMA now benefit from
state-of-the-art technology developments Mechtronix brings to their line of
FNPT's when it comes to elements such as the Instructor Operating Station
(IOS) technology incorporation multiple advanced functions.
    "We are delighted with the successful certifications we received from the
DGAC. We can now proceed with our plan to operate the two FNPT's for
Instrument Rating (IR) training. The purchases coincide with the renewal of
our fleet with modern DA-42 aircrafts. We have heavily invested in the past
two years in modern teachings tools to better serve and meet the training
needs of French, Vietnamese and Chinese airline cadet programs. We are highly
satisfied to have chosen Mechtronix' simulators," said General Director Mr.
Jean Durand of ESMA.
    "We were impressed by the quick turnaround time Mechtronix was able to
accommodate and perform our request for configuration changes. We greatly
appreciate Mechtronix teams' professionalism at all levels from sales,
installation and during qualification process," indicated Avionics & Flight
Simulator Manager Pierre Keller.
    "We are grateful that ESMA, one of the world's leading flight training
academies, has chosen our products. We are convinced that ESMA is now well
equipped to offer the latest and best technologies there is for flight
training", said Mechtronix' President Xavier Hervé. "These two sales with ESMA
reinforces Mechtronix leadership on the European market towards high end
airline-oriented FTOs. These deliveries follow a series of successes in France
with customers such as ATR and SEFA."

    About ESMA Aviation Academy

    Founded in 1988 and taken over by De Heerd Investments Ltd in December
2006, ESMA is the only school in Europe to cover all requirements in the
airline training field. The school offers a training syllabus in these four
main areas: Pilots, Cabin Crew, Mechanics, Airport Ground Staff. In each of
these professional sectors, the school has the facilities and approvals
required to deliver training courses, from the initial basic training level up
to expert or type rating qualification levels. Training courses are delivered
in both French and English language. Lastly, its experience and know-how
enables the school to make comprehensive bids in the consulting area. ESMA
created recently two international subsidiaries companies. One is located in
Vietnam with a partnership with Vietnam Airlines and the other is in China
with Hainan Group with the objective to develop in these countries an
international pilot training program. ESMA has received approval from the
Civil Chinese authorities (CAAC) to train Chinese pilots in France. In 2007,
ESMA partnered with Airbus and the EADS international.

    About Mechtronix World Corporation

    Headquartered in Montreal, Mechtronix World Corporation (Mechtronix) is
the fastest growing designer and manufacturer of flight simulators. Backed by
the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada's largest institutional
investor, as well as Richardson Capital Limited, a leading Canadian private
equity firm, Mechtronix ranks as one of the top leader in the global flight
simulator, 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
CAFUC, Copa Airlines, IFTC Istanbul, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa Flight
Training, Oxford Aviation Academy, TACA Airlines and University of North
Dakota. 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. 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. For more details on Mechtronix World, please visit
www.mechtronix.com.




For further information:

For further information: ESMA Aviation Academy: Jean Durand, General
Director, +33 4 67 13 75 02, jean.durand@esma.fr; ESMA Aviation Academy:
Antoine Incorvaia, Directeur commercial, +33 4 67 13 75 30,
Antoine.incorvaia@esma.fr; Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline Gautier, Marketing
Director, +1 (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.com; Media Relations US: J.
Dans, Rogue Wave Creative Group, +1 (914) 393-7758, jdans@warwick.net

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