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Mechtronix signs new deal for CJ1 Sims

March 6, 2013, Montreal - A Cessna Citation CJ1 Full Flight Simulator (FFS X) and two full flight trainers (FFT) from Mechtronix are to be delivered to The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC), cementing a 10-year relationship between CAFUC and the Canadian-based flight simulator manufacturer.

March 6, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

With the new order, CAFUC will operate three CJ1 FFS and three CJ1 FFT devices needed to meet an increased demand in training hours from CAFUC customers utilizing the Cessna Citation CJ1 aircraft. The organization is one of the largest universities for advanced civil aviation education in China and Asia.
Fernando Petruzziello, Chief Executive Officer of Mechtronix, says that the company is delighted to be working with CAFUC again: “We believe we not only have the technology but also the operations, maintenance and local support capacity to fulfill CAFUC’s current and future training requirements,” he says. “CAFUC has increased its requirement for CJ1 training hours and the supply of these three devices will enable CAFUC to offer high-quality/high-fidelity training to their increasing number of customers operating the CJ1.”
Mr. Li Yong Jun, Director of the Training Center at CAFUC also commented on this long-lasting relationship: “I am very glad to cooperate with Mechtronix again through CAFUC’s open bid process. The cooperation relationship between CAFUC and Mechtronix has lasted more than 10 years,” he says. “Mechtronix provides us excellent after-sale service and technical support in time. I sincerely trust that they will keep providing us good, high quality after-sale service.”
The Mechtronix CJ1 FFS X™ will be inspected and qualified by the China Civil Aviation Regulations (CCAR) and will meet the requirement for Part 60 FFS Level C. The device is renowned for having the lowest life-cycle costs in the market, and is similarly recognized for its reliability and cost-efficiency in terms of operations and maintenance.
The two Mechtronix CJ1 FFT™ devices will similarly be inspected and qualified to the requirements of CCAR Part 60 FTD Level 5, and feature an FFS Level D compliant Image Generator and a type-specific aircraft cockpit with 100% of the aircraft systems. As with all Mechtronix’ training devices, the CJ1 FFT™ is highly reliable, delivering a proven entry-level transition type rating platform.
CAFUC now has more than 25 Mechtronix training devices to help meet its training needs.


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