Aero Club of India orders two Mechtronix Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM)

    The Modern FNPTs will Heighten the Training Standards Currently offered
    in India

    MONTREAL, August 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of
Mechtronix World Corp., one of the top three leading providers of flight
training equipment in the world, today announced the purchase by the Aero Club
of India of two Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) configured as Cessna 172 with
Garmin 1000 avionics for its New Delhi and Patiala training facility. The Aero
Club plans to offer Instrument Rating training on the new devices to its
students. This project is part of an important investment by the government of
India to offer new modern training technology to one of India's most
prestigious and oldest flying school.
    The Aero club of India plans to deploy the units in 2009 while seeking
qualification with India's CAA under JAR FSTD A FNPT II; bringing the current
FTD approach in India to new realism and technology heights. The Aero Club of
India is planning to receive 40 hours of credit for its IR training from the
DGCA; they are both working hand in hand to adopt the EASA FSTD A FNPT II
framework and practices. The Ascent(R) Flight Trainers will each feature a 180
x 35 degree multi channel visual system and a Redifun Simulation Inc. (RSI)
Image Generator that will provide exceptional fidelity. Its semi-enclosed
instructor operating station area provides for easy interaction between
instructor and student. The visual and sound systems included in the units are
compliant to Full Flight Simulator Level D requirements. The C172 cockpit
delivers a high fidelity flight experience replicating 100% of the touch and
feel of real avionics parts.
    "We look forward to taking delivery of Mechtronix simulators and see
these key purchases as a way to offer training on modern state-of-the-art
technology", said Mr. Kanda Aero Club of India's Secretary General. "The
Ascent(R) Flight Trainers will help our school to optimize their training
curriculum and support our expansion plan. Mechtronix had a complete offer
that met our criterion based on superior technology, cockpit and architecture
realism, high fidelity platform, performance and reliability."
    "We are glad to be part of Mechtronix developments in India as their
partner in India. We have been working closely with Mechtronix over the last
few months to establish a local maintenance support base in India for all
Mechtronix customers and we look forward at further developing our
relationship with them," indicated HBE Aviosec's Managing Director Mr. Nandy
    "We greatly value Aero club of India's investment in two Ascent(R) Flight
Trainer(TM) and HBE Aviosec's support throughout this initiative. We are
pleased that they chose Mechtronix as their simulator provider," said
Mechtronix' President Xavier Hervé. "We are further establishing our
leadership on the Indian market with the help of our partner HBE with this
additional sale and being chosen by an organization such as the Aero Club of
India with stringent availability, reliability and fidelity requirements."

    About Aero Club of India

    Aero Club of India (ACI), assisted by the Government of India, is the
apex body of all the flying clubs, gliding clubs and aero sports organisations
in India, which are engaged in Powered Flying, Glider Flying, Skydiving, Hang
Gliding, Ballooning, Microlight Flying, Parasailing, aero modelling and such
aero sports activities. Aero Club of India and its member flying clubs are
basically non profit and non commercial organisations engaged in the task of
basic training of Pilots and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.

    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

For further information:

For further information: HBE Aviosec: Nandy Bhatia, +91 124 2562512,; Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline Gautier, Marketing
Manager, (514) 342-0800,; Media Relations US: J. Dans,
Rogue Wave Creative Group, (914) 393-7758,

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