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Interjet to install Mechtronix A320 simulator

Dec. 6, 2010, Montreal - Mechtronix Systems Inc. today announced that Mexican Interjet is opening a brand new training facility in Toluca, equipped with an A320 FFS X to train their pilots at their operations base.

December 6, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

This will be Interjet's first FFS and the first A320 full motion simulator to be installed in Mexico in twelve years. Interjet's pilots will have unlimited access to the device at their home base of operation in Toluca; optimizing crew coverage while lowering training costs by reducing time off the line and travel expenses. The state-of-the-art unit provides an easier access to training and enables Interjet to perform 100% of initial and recurrent training at their base of operations. It will be evaluated by the Mexican Aviation Authorities, Direccion General de Aviacion Civil, following FAA 14 CFR Part 60 standard for Level D.

"Our current A320 fleet of 22, plus the 12 to come, justify having our own training center. Now we can cut drastically our crews training costs and enhance productivity. Other A320 operators in the region can also benefit from our state-of-the art facility and Toluca's convenient location. We selected Mechtronix after a careful examination of FSTD manufacturers. We're delighted with their professionalism, product quality and technical skills demonstrated throughout the different stages of the project and today" said Jose Luis Garza, Interjet CEO.

"We are thankful for the trust granted to Mechtronix by the very senior management of Interjet; and installing an A320 FFS X™ in Mexico is another achievement from Mechtronix as it adds up to our Airbus references worldwide and strengthens our presence in this dynamic part of the world", explained Mechtronix President Xavier Hervé. "Our Train@Home business model allows growing airlines' pilots to train at operations home base in ground-breaking simulation technology at a reasonable cost. Interjet's fast growing fleet of 22 A320 aircraft justified the investment in a Level D FFS and with such innovative equipment, Interjet will offer top-quality A320 flight training, thus contributing to the further raising of training standards in Mexico. It was a real pleasure working together on this project and we trust Interjet will be highly satisfied with their new simulator."

The A320 FFS X™, a highly cost-effective and easy-to-operate platform, enables the airline to save time and money. Built to Airbus standard 1.6, the A320 unit offers the highest Level D fidelity together with an electric motion system and a collimated visual system that comes with a library of specifically customized airports including Mexican cities to which the airline provides service -Mexico, Toluca, Monterrey, among others.



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