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Simtech receives Level D qualification

Feb. 14, 2011, Montreal - Mechtronix Systems has announced that Simtech successfully qualified their ATR 72-500 FFS X to Level D, the highest qualification for full motion simulators.


February 14, 2011
Carey Fredericks

Feb. 14, 2011, Montreal – Mechtronix Systems today announced that
Simtech successfully qualified their ATR 72-500 FFS X to Level D, the
highest qualification for full motion simulators.

Initially delivered as a Level C at Simtech training center in Dublin, the simulator was recently upgraded to gain Level D qualification and full Zero Flight Time training and checking capabilities. After careful and extensive evaluation by the Irish Aviation Authorities, IAA, the unit successfully obtained JAR-FSTD A FFS Level D qualification.

"We are delighted with the Level D upgrade of our ATR FFS which was easy and quick to implement thanks to Mechtronix' forward-thinking and flexible architecture that did not require any hardware changes," said Mr. Fergal Keogh, CEO at Simtech. "Our FFS primarily serves Aer Arann's training needs who commit to a certain number of hours meanwhile the remaining hours are available to operators and training organizations looking for ATR simulator time. Our full motion simulator represents the latest in simulation technology and we are amazed with the realism of the cockpit environment and the visuals. Pilots in training take great pleasure in flying our Mechtronix simulator!"

"We would like to congratulate Simtech for the successful Level D upgrade which they obtained for their simulator and we are happy that our far-reaching technology enabled an upgrade that was as easy as one, two, three; Mechtronix engineering team continue earning their wings when it comes to building next generation simulators exceeding current regulatory standards", added Mechtronix president, Xavier Hervé. "Mechtronix today holds a paramount position on the ATR global commercial aviation training scene; the Simtech simulator, first ATR FFS installed in Ireland and the -600 FFT X™ under development for the OEM speak for themselves."

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