Flight Training Europe orders Mechtronix 737-800 full flight trainer X(TM)
March 4, 2008, Montreal - Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI) today announced the purchase by Flight Training Europe of its FFT X(TM) configured as a B737-800.
March 4, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
March 4, 2008, Montreal – Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI) today announced
the purchase by Flight Training Europe of its advanced full flight trainer, the
FFT X(TM) configured as a B737-800. The device will be looking to obtain
certification by the UK CAA both under JAR-STD 2A and 3A.
With the introduction of this technology, Flight Training Europe plans to
emerge as an early innovator in the race of Flight Training Organizations
seeking to provide European airlines with better pilot provisioning solutions
in a world hit by pilot shortages and looking to Multi-crew Pilot Licensing as
With the deployment of this special unit in 2008, Flight Training Europe
will become the first pilot training school in Europe to use the FFT X(TM)
machine to help train its future pilots for Multi-crew Pilot Licensing as an
FSTD 3. The new trainer's high fidelity will enable pilots in training to
achieve the performance based outcome linked to the intermediate phase of MPL.
The high fidelity trainer, reflecting the same FFS quality and fidelity,
features a seat-actuation system that provides motion – cueing as well as a
collimated visual system. It is built in such a way that it can be upgraded to
an FFS X(TM). With the introduction of this technology, Flight Training Europe
further strengthens its leadership within the European Flight Training
Organization community with a high end product that enables the FTO to supply
pilots trained in a high fidelity commercial modern flight deck environment.
"We look at our purchase of the high end FFT X(TM) device as a solid
investment that will pay dividends for our students and generations of pilots
to come", said Mr. Peter Sadler, Managing Director at Flight Training Europe.
"We have not only purchased the most sophisticated device of its nature for
any FTO in Europe, but one that will provide exceptional fidelity, economy and
flexibility but ready to enhance all forms of pilot provisioning and MPL. The
Mechtronix FFT X(TM) now places us on the fast track to becoming the leading
provider of high quality ab initio graduates able to transition directly to
type rating with the airlines of Europe and beyond."
"We are very pleased to provide an innovative leader like Flight Training
Europe with the latest simulation technology," said Mechtronix President
Mr. Xavier Hervé. "This new collaboration not only continues to further
establish Mechtronix as a technology provider to the top flight training
schools in Europe, but one that will be providing a new generation of pilots
in training with the next generation of technology which will rely on pilot
provisioning and MPL."
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