Flight Training Europe receives UK CAA dual certification for Mechtronix B737-NG FFT X(TM)

    Spanish Based Commercial Flying School

    First to Use Advanced FFT X(TM) Device for MPL Course

    MONTREAL, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the
fastest growing and one of the leading providers of flight training equipment
in the world, today announced the successful qualification of its advanced
full flight trainer, the FFT X(TM) installed at Flight Training Europe's base
in Jerez Sevilla Spain. The device was evaluated by the UK CAA and received
JAR FSTD A FTD Level 2A and FNPT II MCC. With the introduction of this
technology, Flight Training Europe plans to emerge as an early innovator in
the race of Flight Training Organizations seeking to provide European airlines
with better pilot provisioning solutions via Multi-crew Pilot Licensing (MPL)
    With the deployment of this special unit in late 2008, Flight Training
Europe has become the first pilot training school in Europe to use the FFT
X(TM); it has announced plans to use the FFT X(TM) as a key component of its
joint MPL course with Europe's largest and most successful regional airline
FlyBe. The high fidelity trainer, reflecting the same FFS quality and
fidelity, features a seat-actuation system and a collimated visual system
which provides both the motion and visual cues required for the intermediate
phase of MPL. The FFT X(TM) is in addition flexible by design as it is built
in such a way that it can be upgraded to an FFS X(TM) should the training
organization choose it.
    "With the introduction of this technology, we have further strengthened
our leadership within the European professional pilot training community,"
said Flight Training Europe's Managing Director Peter Sadler. "We have been
impressed by the performance of the trainer and so have the authorities and
our pilot students. Mechtronix is definitely a simulator provider to consider
when it comes to professional pilot training equipment," continues Bob
Anderson, Flight Training Europe Director Business Development.
    Mechtronix' President Hervé, recognizes the importance of being
associated with industry leaders and innovators like Flight Training Europe.
"This new collaboration not only continues to further establish Mechtronix as
a technology provider to the top flight training schools in Europe, but one
that will be providing a new generation of MPL pilots in training with the
next generation of technology."

    About Flight Training Europe

    Flight Training Europe S.L. (www.ftejerez.com) is a commercial pilot
training school based at Jerez Airport in Spain. The flight school was
originally formed in Jerez by BAE Systems after moving from Prestwick in
Scotland. In December 2003 the college was bought out by the management and
renamed Flight Training Europe. The school provides an integrated course which
consists of ATPL theoretical knowledge and flying training which lasts
approximately 15 months - culminating in the issue of a JAA CPL with
Instrument Rating and Multi-Crew Co-operation credit. Following this course, a
pilot will be qualified to commence on airliner type specific training. This
is a JAA Approved full-time course of pilot training and is used to train
pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to easily
transition to type rating and operate as a Co-Pilot on multi-pilot,
multi-engine airliners in commercial air transport. The course is designed for
trainees who have little or no previous flying experience and must be
completed at one flight training organization.

    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 leaders 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 visit www.mechtronix.com.

For further information:

For further information: Flight Training Europe: Bob Anderson, Business
Development Director, +34 956 317 800, robert.anderson@ftejerez.com;
Mechtronix Systems Inc.: Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, (514) 342-0800,
agautier@mechtronix.ca; Media Relations US: J. Dans, Rogue Wave Creative
Group, (914) 393-7758, jdans@warwick.net

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