Alteon Training receives certification for Mechtronix Full Flight Trainer(TM)

    The device is designed and manufactured to support Alteon's MPL test

    HONG KONG, Sept. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Asian Aerospace 2007 - Alteon Training,
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company (NYSE BA), has successfully
satisfied the FAA level 5 qualification requirements for its B737-800 Full
Flight Trainer(TM) (FFT(TM)) which was evaluated by the Australian Civil
Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Mechtronix Systems together with partner
Aerosim Technologies were chosen to provide the unit for Alteon Training's
Multi Crew Pilot Licensing (MPL) program.
    The FFT(TM) fixed base simulator integrating aero high aerodynamics and
flight control models, a Rockwell Collins EP 10 visual system 180 X 40 degrees
and a full debrief system. The high fidelity device is equipped with all of
the full flight simulator functionalities excluding the motion base. This
platform thus perfectly fits into the Alteon Training's training footprint for
the MPL program, which is the key platform for the phase 2 to 3, all in
conjunction with a classic FFS for phase 3 to 4.
    "We found Mechtronix to be very flexible and to have high level
performing products setting themselves apart from the competition. The FFT(TM)
was designed to carry out a critical phase of the MPL curriculum and provides
without a doubt innovative solutions for simulation based training," mentioned
Mr. John Cleary, General Manager at Alteon Training. "The Mechtronix team was
most proactive in getting the device up and running on time. We now have a
truly excellent training device, probably the best of its type available
anywhere. It certainly exceeded my original expectations and connotations."
    "We are very pleased and thankful for the business relationship we have
established with Alteon Training," said Mr. Xavier Hervé, President of
Mechtronix. "It goes without saying that our partner in the United States of
America, Aerosim Technologies Ltd., is one of the pillars of the Alteon
Training-Mechtronix relationship and we are thankful for their continued
efforts with MSI." Aerosim Technologies Ltd. and Mechtronix are long time
partners offering the Integrated Training Architecture(TM); the most complete
training architecture in the market.
    Mr. Hervé points out: "Mechtronix' unique value is the ability to support
in matters of simulation all levels of pilot provisioning training, from basic
flying to type rating and line entry. Jointly with Alteon, we are aware of the
key roles simulation tools can have in response to the submerging matter of
pilot shortage. We are thankful for our active role on the developments of the
MPL program at Alteon, and this is only a beginning."

    About Alteon Training

    Alteon Training is the world's preferred aviation training partner and
the industry leader in providing customer-focused aviation training solutions.
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within Boeing Commercial
Airplanes' Commercial Aviation Services group, the company provides customers
an expanding and integrated services portfolio that includes flight, technical
and cabin-crew training. The training organization supports the world's
aviation community with more than 70 full flight simulators in over
20 locations around the world.

    About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

    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. MSI's newest addition to the series is the
FFS X(TM) full flight simulator, including the Non Zero Flight Time(TM)
(NZFT(TM)) and the Zero Flight Time(TM) (ZFT(TM)) configurations. The
Mechtronix line includes Simulated Aircraft Hardware, FTDs, and Full Flight
Trainers(TM) as an integral part of the Integrated Training Architecture(TM).

For further information:

For further information: Mechtronix Systems: Adeline Gautier, Marketing
Manager, (514) 342-0800,,; Alteon
Training: Kelli Whaley, (206) 662-8114,,; Media Relations US: Joseph Dans, Fusion Public
Relations, (212) 651-4215,

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