Canadian Airline and Training Center Perimeter Selects Mechtronix Flight Training Device for Innovative Pilot Instruction

    Engineering Capacity, Flexibility and Cost Reductions Key Factors in
    Decision to Select Mechtronix as Supplier for Metro III Aircraft FTD

    MONTREAL, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Perimeter Aviation, the largest air
carrier operating in Northern Manitoba and also a Canadian leader in
Multi-Engine Instrument Rating Training, has placed its first order for an FTD
supplied by Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), a worldwide provider of flight
training solutions based out of Montreal, Quebec. The FTD will allow Perimeter
to bring more hours to the simulator and to limit flying hours to Transport
Canada's minimum requirements. The customer's request for a Metro III Flight
Training Device (FTD) reconfigurable to Metro II, compliant with the level 3
requirements under Transport Canada, is MSI's first order for this kind of
platform. Due to Mechtronix's high engineering expertise and flexibility in
designing new configurations, MSI was able to tailor the FTD to Perimeter's
exact needs.
    Perimeter's strong commitment to safety demonstrates itself in the
organization's rigorous recurrent training practices, bringing it beyond
Transport Canada's minimum aircraft training requirements. The FTD supplied by
MSI will allow Perimeter to bring more hours to the simulator and to optimize
its business by limiting flying hours to Transport Canada's minimum
requirements. The simulator will therefore enable Perimeter to significantly
reduce its operational costs while improving the recurrent training quality
and ultimately the safety of its operations. In addition, the FTD will also be
used as a state of the art high end trainer for Perimeter's ab-initio
    "The innovative business case that Mechtronix presented enables us to
stick by Transport Canada's minimum requirements for type rating", said Dave
Dunlop Perimeter's Chief Pilot of Flight Operations. "We are making huge
savings in time and money by not having to perform all of our training in an
aircraft. We look forward to establishing a long term relationship with
    "We are glad to have Perimeter aboard with us and we will continue to
work with them by offering the right solution", said Mechtronix President
Xavier Hervé.

    About Perimeter

    Perimeter is the largest independent airline and air carrier in Manitoba.
They are a diversified airline company operating a Class 2 scheduled air
service in Manitoba, a flight training school, charter and contract flying, a
fuel depot in Northern Manitoba, and a full service maintenance facility while
leasing Metro aircraft to other operators in North America. They have been
Canada's leader in Multi-Engine Instrument Rating training since 1960. They
are the only major company serving extreme conditions for the native reserves
in the Great North of central Canada.

    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. Its worldwide customers include major airline
companies such as Alitalia, Copa Airlines, CAFUC (China), Japan Airlines,
Lufthansa, and Northwest Airlines. MSI's newest addition to the Ascent(R)
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
Ascent(R) offer also including Simulated Aircraft Hardware, FTDs, Full Flight
Trainers(TM) as integral part of the Aerosim-Mechtronix Integrated Training

For further information:

For further information: Please contact: Perimeter: Dave Dunlop, Chief
Pilot of Flight Operations, (204) 480-4005,;
Mechtronix Systems: Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800,; Media Relations US: Joseph Dans, Fusion Public
Relations, (212) 651-4215,

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