Romanian Aviation Academy orders Mechtronix Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM)

    
    Romania's Most Prestigious Aviation School to offer MCC and
    Jet Transition Capability
    

MONTREAL, Nov. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of Mechtronix World Corp. (MWC), the fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in the world, today announced the purchase by Romanian Aviation Academy (RAA) of an Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) configured as a generic twin-engine heavy jet aircraft with a conversion kit to a regional turboprop. The FTO plans to use the device to provide MCC training in a jet environment and jet orientation courses to complete their ATPL training curriculum and better prepare their pilot students for Type Rating training. RAA plans to deploy the cost-effective unit early 2010 at its flight training facility based in Bucharest, Romania.

The new flight simulation training device (FSTD) will familiarize RAA's pilot students with the automated flight deck, systems complexity, handling quality and performance of a large commercial jet featuring EFIS environment, EGPWS, FMS, TCAS, and weather radar. The Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM), convertible to a Regional Turboprop, offers superior definition, contrast, brightness and refresh rate via a FFS-quality Image Generator (IG) and Full HD projectors. The trainer features a 180 x 35 degree field of view and Continuous Earth Real Terrain System (CERTS) providing exceptional visual scenery realism. RAA will seek qualification JAR-FSTD A FNPT II MCC under EASA regulations.

"We look forward to taking delivery of our Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) manufactured by Mechtronix Systems and see this acquisition as a smart investment for MCC training as it will enable us to provide our pilot students with jet experience while ensuring well prepared students for type rating and line entry for our airline customers", said Mr. Sorin Cristian Rosca, Training Director at RAA. "The Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) will help our academy to optimize its training curriculum and ensure a smooth transition from ab-initio training to type rating for our future pilots. The selection process was conducted in accordance with the European Union requirements and Mechtronix' solution was fully compliant to the stringent tender specifications and represented the best offer in terms of quality, cost efficiency and reliability."

"We are very pleased RAA selected Mechtronix Systems ground-breaking Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM)", said Mechtronix Systems President Xavier Hervé. "This is our second sale in Romania, proving that our Ascent(R) XJ state-of-the-art transition to jet technology is ideally suited for top-flight aviation schools worldwide. This is the only FSTD to be known to have full flight simulator technology in a non type-specific environment providing a unique level of realism cost-effectively; our Ascent(R) XJ is built from the ground up on a foundation of our exclusive FFS X(TM) technology when it comes to the design and manufacturing processes. The Ascent(R) XJ Trainer(TM) is the only one of its kind and proves to have better results and a greater lifelong cycle."

About Romanian Aviation Academy

RAA is a leading Flight Training Organization in Romania which has been providing ab-initio flight training for more than 10 years. RAA offers courses from PPL to integrated ATPL for students who aim to enter the most prestigious airlines in Europe. RAA operates a fleet of airplanes and helicopters - Cessna 172, Piper Seneca PA34, Britten-Norman Islander, EC120 and EC155 - as well as an FNPT II simulator. So far, RAA has trained around 300 pilots, 150+ integrated ATPL, 100+ CPL and around 40 helicopter CPL. RAA proves to be a major FTO providing well-trained professional pilotsto their airline customers. For more information, please visit www.aviationacademy.ro.

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 belong to the top-three of 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 more information, please visit www.mechtronix.com.

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For further information: For further information: Sorin Cristian Rosca, Training Director, Romanian Aviation Academy, +40 21 232 1101, sorosca@aviationacademy.ro; Adeline Gautier, Marketing Director, Mechtronix Systems Inc., (514) 342-0800, agautier@mechtronix.com

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