Leading Japanese Aviation Training Organization Selects Mechtronix

           Civil Aviation College Pilot Students To Be Trained On
          Today's Most Advanced Simulation Technology For Baron G58

MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of Mechtronix World Corp. (MWC), a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices, today announced the acquisition of two Ascent(R) Flight Trainers(TM) for the Civil Aviation College of Japan (CAC). The two FSTDs, configured as twin engine piston Beech Baron G58, are equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics and will be deployed in 2010 at CAC's training facility in Sendai, Japan. Both units are to be used for VFR and IFR training sessions.

The Ascent(R) Flight Trainers(TM) closely replicating CAC's newly acquired fleet of Baron G58 aircraft, will feature a 180 x 35degrees multi channel visual system and a Redifun Simulation Inc. (RSI) Image Generator; the latter is FFS Level D compliant and will provide CAC's pilot students with exceptional visual scene fidelity and realism. These cost-effective platforms are equipped with Garmin 1000 advanced avionics and come with a suite of specific airport databases to further enhance realism during VFR training sessions. The trainers are built in compliance with FAA FTD Level 5 and JAR FSTD A FNPT II requirements.

"We are looking forward to taking delivery of our newly acquired Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) which proved to be the best training tool available on the market today," said Yoshiharu Ibukuro, Principal, Sendai campus of Civil Aviation College. "The trainers equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics will enable us to train our students for VFR and IFR supporting our newly acquired fleet of Baron G58 aircraft. We were impressed by Mechtronix' manufacturing facilities in Montreal, as well as their engineering team; they took the time to listen to our requirements and expectations and conceived a fully customized trainer. Mechtronix showed the experience we were looking for, in terms of units installed as well as technical expertise. We are very happy with our collaboration with Mechtronix."

Takezo Shinohara, Chief Director at Japan Pilot Training Promotion Association (JPTPA), which is responsible for the financial part of the CAC acquisition, stated: "We are very proud of our choice for Mechtronix' leading edge technology. We are confident the trainers will provide a highly realistic training environment for CAC's students translating into well-trained pilots comfortably mastering the plane after the simulator training sessions."

JALUX, Mechtronix' sales agent for Japan, will be coordinating the maintenance of the simulators; they will be relying on local experts for technical support services. "We are honored to help Mechtronix strengthen their position on the Japanese market with a key institution like CAC acquiring two Ascent(R) Flight Trainers(TM)", said Nobuo Nishibayashi, JALUX Chief Manager. "The selection of Mechtronix is the result of a careful evaluation by CAC and we were impressed by their innovative technology like the functionalities and ergonomics of their instructor station."

"We are pleased and honored to have been selected by such renowned organizations as CAC and JPTPA", said Mechtronix Systems' President Hervé. "We also want to thank our agent JALUX for their great help and involvement in building the relationships amongst all parties with great professionalism. This new achievement further strengthens our leadership on the Asian market, with an organization like CAC with stringent availability, reliability and fidelity requirements."

About Civil Aviation College of Japan

Civil Aviation College (CAC) is an Independent Administrative Institution (established by the Japanese Government) with bases in Miyazaki, Obihiro and Sendai. Currently, CAC operates a fleet of 20 Bonanza A36 and 8 King Air C90A aircraft, and has decided to replace the 8 King Air C90As with 9 Beechcraft Baron G58 in 2010. 72 students per year enter CAC and the pilot students trained there are traditionally hired by major Japanese carriers JAL and ANA. To learn more, please visit the website, www.kouku-dai.ac.jp.

About Japan Pilot Training Promotion Association

Japan Pilot Training Promotion Association (JPTPA) is an incorporated body, established by the Japanese government, for the purpose of providing necessary financial support to activities related to the development of highly qualified pilots that are needed for the development of Japanese air transportation. JPTPA provides funds for purchase of training materials, training aircraft, flight simulators, and also provide there maintenances. JPTPA also promotes the Civil Aviation College, while providing studies of pilot training related matters.


The JALUX group was founded in 1962 to build and improve Japan Airlines (JAL)'s non-core businesses. With the rapid development of JAL and the Japanese airline industry, the Group expanded into various business fields primarily airline-related like retail ranging from the planning and purchases of in-flight merchandise to their supply and after-sales service and Airport Retail, operating a network of 96 shops in 25 airports across Japan to enhance the passengers' travel experiences. We also offer products and services in lifestyle business ranging from media planning and production to printing and wholesale and Food and Beverage business. To learn more please visit www.jalux.com.

About Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Mechtronix Systems Inc. (Mechtronix Systems), a division of MWC, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Flight Simulation Training Devices for general, business and commercial aviation. Fuelled by 20+ years of passion and dedication, we are a top leader on the global flight simulation and training market with a presence in America, Europe and Asia. Based in Montreal, Mechtronix Systems 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. To support our worldwide customers that include major airlines, training centers and training organizations, we have technical support centers strategically located around the globe.


For further information: For further information: Jiro Yamaguchi, Director of Flight Instructors, CAC, +81-223-22-3893, j.yamaguchi@cacsendai.ac.jp; Takezo Shinohara, Chief Director, JPTPA, + 81-3-3555-3461, kososin@mx2.ttcn.ne.jp; Nobuo Nishibayashi, Chief Manager, JALUX Inc., +81 3 5460 7112, nobuo.nishibayashi@jalux.com; Adeline Gautier, Marketing Director, Mechtronix Systems Inc., +1 (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.com

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