The Pilot Training College of Ireland selects Mechtronix' Ascent Flight Trainer



    
        Mechtronix enters into Very Fast Growing Market for Flight Training
           with the leading pilot training organization in Ireland
    

    PARIS, France, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - International Paris Air Show - The
Pilot Training College of Ireland (PTC), the leading Flight Training
Organization (FTO) in Ireland and fast becoming one of Europe's most respected
flight school, has selected the Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) for IR training.
The Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) is a fixed base flight training device
manufactured by Mechtronix Systems Inc., a leading provider of flight training
devices worldwide.
    The Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) closely replicates the Piper Seminole
PA-44 and will feature real time visual software supplied by Redifun
Simulation Inc. (RFI), offering superior resolution and light point
brightness. This RASTERflight(TM) image generator is a unique component of the
visual system that provides locally generated weather, moving models and
special effects bringing FFS visual quality to the FNPT world. The trainer
also features two Garmin 430 GPS systems and fixed matrix projectors with a
180 degrees wide cylindrical panoramic screen. The Pilot Training College of
Ireland will seek JAR-STD 3A FNPT II qualification from the Irish Aviation
Authority.
    "After studying the various offers that we received from simulation
players in the industry, our team has concluded that Mechtronix offered us the
best quality to price ratio", says Mike Edgeworth, Chief Executive of The
Pilot Training College of Ireland. "The capacity of Mechtronix for a fast
delivery in line with our target date was also a key decision factor. We feel
that the features of the device very closely match the training environment we
wish to provide to our students and we are looking forward to working with
Mechtronix."
    Xavier Hervé, President of Mechtronix Systems said: "We have been serving
Flight Training Organizations in Europe for over 10 years and are very happy
to welcome The Pilot Training College of Ireland, our first customer in the
rapidly growing Irish market. This is another strong testimonial of MSI's
capacity to provide the right answer to FTO needs. We are looking forward to
satisfying and exceeding PTC' expectations".

    About The Pilot Training College of Ireland

    Operating from the main airport terminal building at Waterford
International Airport in the south-east of Ireland, The Pilot Training College
of Ireland (PTC) has been training pilots since Ireland's accession to JAR in
2000 and is the market leader for ab-initio training in Ireland. PTC is a
quality training college focused on providing the optimum in training and
facilities for its students. It operates a modern and well-maintained fleet of
aircraft and is training up to 120 students from 25 different countries.
Graduate pilots have been placed in some of Europe's most successful airlines
such as Aer Lingus, Aer Arann, Ryanair, EasyJet and Westair.

    About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

    Born out of the micro-processor revolution in the early 80's, MSI is a
privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, one of North
America's aerospace clusters. Over the last 20 years, MSI has acquired the
resources and capabilities allowing the design of intelligent machines, such
as flight simulators. Relying on its unique and economically advantageous
fabrication process, MSI is one of the world's fastest growing providers of
flight training equipment with its Ascent(R) product line. Worldwide customers
include major training organizations such as CAFUC (China), JAL training
center (California), KLM Flight Academy (Holland), University of North Dakota
(USA) and the University of Žilina (Slovakia). MSI's newest addition to
the Ascent(R) series for the general aviation market consists of glass
simulation training devices designed for technically advanced aircraft (TAA).




For further information:

For further information: Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, Mechtronix
Systems Inc., (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.com; Sinead O Marcaigh, The
Pilot Training College of Ireland, +353 51 87 67 06, sinead@ptc.ie; Media
Relations US: Joseph Dans, Fusion Public Relations, (212) 651-4215,
joseph.dans@fusionpr.com; Michael Bance, Bance Nolan, +35351845405

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