Atlantis Systems signs contract for new training device
April 15, 2010, Toronto - Atlantis Systems Corp. announced on Wednesday that it has signed a new contract with Allied Wings for the design and development of an advanced FTD, as well as upgrades to existing courseware and flight training equipment, to enhance the Canada Wings Aviation Training Centre in Southport, Manitoba.
Allied Wings was awarded a contract in 2005 by the Department of National Defence (the "DND") and the Canadian Forces (CF) to deliver the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program in Southport, Manitoba for a twenty-two year period. As a member of the Kelowna Flightcraft led Allied Wings team, Atlantis Systems International is responsible for the delivery of the integrated Ground Based Training System (GBTS).
The scope of this new contract includes:
— the design, development and Transport Canada certification for a new Level 5 Grob-120 Flight Training Device with 220 degrees x 60 degrees visuals. — upgrade of the existing Transport Canada Level 4 Grob-120 Cockpit Procedures Trainer to a new aircraft configuration — upgrade of the two existing Grob-120 Desktop Trainers to a new aircraft configuration — upgrade of the Primary Flying Training courseware and the Phase II Grob courseware to represent a new aircraft configuration.
This new flight training equipment and upgraded courseware will enhance and extend the integrated Ground Based Training System currently being used as part of the CFTS services in Southport.
"The enhancements to the Ground Based Training System under this new contract will not only support the increased pilot production requirements of the Department of National Defence, but will provide significant new capability to allow additional training in the future" said Henrik Noesgaard, CEO of Atlantis Systems Corp.
"We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Allied Wings. The award of this very important contract to Atlantis shows the confidence of our customer in our future and our ability to deliver a quality product on time" "This is the year that the work we have done over the last 18 months to rebuild this business is starting to pay off. Our customers and partners continue to reward us and we are seeing the momentum build – I am gratified and appreciate the ongoing support of Allied Wings and its leadership" said Mark Rivers, Chairman of the Board.
"Kelowna Flightcraft is pleased to have Atlantis Systems as a partner, and we look forward to working with them to deliver this significant contract" said Ralph Wegner, Director of CFTS.