Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce honors Mechtronix with Business of the Year & export award at the Mercuriades competition

    Innovation, Record Sales and Successful Market Strategies by Growing
    Provider of Flight Training Equipment Lead to Recognition as the Best in

    MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems, a fast growing
provider of flight training equipment from Montreal, was selected as "Business
of the Year" (small and medium businesses category) by the Quebec Federation
Chamber of Commerce (FCCQ) at its prestigious Mercuriades Competition. In
addition to this prestigious prize, Mechtronix also received the top award for
the "Export Category". This is Mechtronix second selection as a finalist in
the competition. In April 2006, Mechtronix was also selected as a finalist for
the Mercuriades "Innovation Award" and then went on to win it.
    The Mercuriades competition was launched 28 years ago and focuses on
celebrating and promoting the successes of Quebec's entrepreneurship. This
annual contest is organized by the networks belonging to the Quebec Federation
of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ). The rigorous selection process focused on the
candidates' international strategies, their respective implementation, their
evaluation and success rates based on objectives.
    Mechtronix Systems sales activities beyond Quebec represent more than 80%
of its entire sales. Its activities abroad were developed by strategic
planning initiatives utilizing partnerships and alliances that successfully
targeted key growth regions and niches in the global airline and training
    "We are extremely honored to have been selected by the FCCQ as the
Business of the Year," said Xavier Hervé, President of Mechtronix. "Our
winning of the Export Award as well, shows that our peers recognize our
accomplishments, hard work and the long hours the team has been putting in
each day for years. The only comparable recognition comes from our enjoying
the adoption our innovative training solutions and technology in the global
market by the most prestigious Airlines and Training Centers. We will continue
to strive to develop new international markets and the evolving training
solutions they will need."

    -Pictures available upon request-

    About FCCQ

    The Quebec Federation Chamber of Commerce represents a large network of
162 chambers of commerce and 57,000 members exerting their professions in all
sectors of the Quebec economy and territory. The important business network is
one of the most important in Quebec which enables the FCCQ to support the
development of a business environment which is in itself innovating and

    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) is an integral part of the Aerosim-Mechtronix Integrated Training

For further information:

For further information: Adeline Gautier, Marketing Manager, Mechtronix
Systems, (514) 342-0800,; Joseph Dans, Fusion Public
Relations, Media Relations US, (914) 393-7758,

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