For Immediate Release

IFTC TAKES DELIVERY OF FIFTH MECHTRONIX FFS X™

Montreal, September 25th 2012 – Mechtronix today announced the successful delivery of the 5th Full Flight Simulator for the International Flight Training Center (IFTC) in Turkey. The new Level D Full Flight Simulator, representing the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, has been qualified by the Austrian Civil Aviation Authority under EASA rules and will be ready for training this month at IFTC’s brand new training center located in Antalya, Turkey. The official opening of the IFTC-Boeing Antalya first fully sustainable flight training center took place this Saturday September 22nd. Approximately 200 attendees were present to celebrate this great achievement.

The deployment of this FFS will further enable IFTC to cater to the training needs of its important long-time customer SunExpress (a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa), and to address the continuously growing demand for commercial pilot training in Turkey and the region. By introducing the Train@Home™ business model in Turkey in 2009, IFTC & Mechtronix set the foundations of a new economic and profitable way to train commercial pilots: training in the comfort of their own country while saving substantial amounts of both money and time.  

Marty Van Veluw, CEO of IFTC, said “We are very excited to start operations in Antalya following receipt of our 5th Mechtronix FFS X™. IFTC-Boeing Antalya is a state-of-the-art modular (readily expandable) training center designed entirely by our team, which has developed the most cost and energy efficient training center facilities available to the market. The building is environmentally friendly, relying on sustainable designs through the intelligent use of innovative ‘green’ technologies. By selecting once again Mechtronix as our provider for Full Flight Simulators we are certain that we are acquiring the most advanced, cost efficient and reliable technology in the market.

Fernando Petruzziello, CEO of Mechtronix, said “We are very proud to continue servicing our long-time customer IFTC for their latest B737-800 FFS requirements and we look forward to the beginning of training operations in Antalya. Recently recognized as a Boeing Approved Training Center, IFTC will be materializing its vision of working closely with customers to provide training solutions at convenient locations.

The FFS X™ has the lowest operating cost in the industry, and it is testified by its users to meet the highest availability rates. It is comprised of a CANBUS I/O interface architecture, an electric 60-inch stroke motion system, LCoS projectors and a unique forward facing moveable Instructor Operating Station.

About IFTC
IFTC (International Flight Training Center) is the first independent and private training center in the region, established to provide simulator capacity in A320 and B737NG aircrafts as well as quality training services with its JAR-FCL approved TRTO for B737NG and A320 types. Its training centers are conveniently located in the Ataturk Airport Free Zone, Istanbul with the most recent one in Antalya. For more information, visit http://www.iftc.aero 

About Mechtronix Inc.
Fuelled by 25 years of passion and dedication, Mechtronix is a world-leading manufacturer of flight simulators, designing, marketing and supporting aviation training products and related services for airlines, aircraft OEMs, flight training centers and training organizations worldwide. Mechtronix also applies its multidisciplinary expertise to the design, engineering and manufacturing of intelligent machines for a whole range of customers in various industries. To support our worldwide customers, technical support centres are strategically located around the globe. The company’s headquarters and main facilities are located in Montreal, Quebec.  For more information, please visit www.mechtronix.com.


For more information contact:

Katrina Reinsdorff
Marketing Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (514) 342-0800
kreinsdorff@mechtronix.com




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