Flight Training School to Integrate Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ in Ab-Initio Curriculum


MONTREAL, May 19, 2010 – Mechtronix Systems Inc., an MWC company, a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices (“FSTD”), today announced that Ottawa Aviation Services (“OAS”), based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has acquired an Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ configured as a generic regional turboprop with conversion kits to multi and single engine piston. The FSTD will be used for Ab-Initio training, Turboprop Transition, Crew Resource Management (“CRM”) as well as Instrument Flight Rating (“IFR”) courses.

“The Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ will improve the quality and safety of our training program and expand our professional curriculum to better prepare our students for commercial operations”, said Cedric Paillard, Co-Owner and Vice President at OAS. “Integrating Mechtronix’ leading flight simulator technology into our training programs will be a real gain for our students, allowing them to improve their flying skills in both normal and abnormal aircraft operation.”

Added Paillard, “We are convinced that Mechtronix' leading technology will be a real gain for OAS. The Mechtronix simulator strengthens our position in the international marketplace with complete ab-initio to advanced training curricula. The Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™, configured as a Beechcraft King Air B200, will be available to Canadian and international commercial operators as a cost-effective means of enhancing their emergency and procedural training.”

“Being selected by a professional flight training organization like OAS confirms our market leading position in the General Aviation market”, said Xavier Hervé, President, Mechtronix Systems Inc. “The flexibility of offering turboprop and piston engine training will bring OAS real added value to their curriculum. The Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ is Mechtronix “blockbuster” with flying schools; we have gained a very high level of experience since we first designed it and our long list of references worldwide is a testimony of its efficiency. This new success at home base strengthens once again Mechtronix’ privileged business relationship with the Canadian aviation community.”

The Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ will provide student pilots with the highest level of visual fidelity through a 180° x 35° visual display system along with superior definition, contrast, brightness and refresh rate via a FFS-quality Raster/xT Image Generator from RSI. The device brings additional flexibility to its users; it is equipped with conversion kits to single and multi engine piston to support VFR and IFR training sessions. The FSTD will come with a Garmin GNS 430 and a semi-enclosed Instructor Operating Station that facilitates the interaction between instructor and student.

The unit will be delivered in the autumn of 2010 and be located in OAS training facilities at the Ottawa International Airport, in Ottawa, Canada. The Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™ will be qualified under the Canadian Aviation Regulations (TP96-85), equivalent to JAR-FSTD A FNPT II MCC under EASA regulations.


About Ottawa Aviation Services

Ottawa Aviation Services has been offering flight training, maintenance and other aviation services to the national capital region for more than 15 years. Ottawa Aviation Services provides aviation professionals and enthusiasts with aviation services based on the values of the “golden age” of aviation such as customer service, experience in flight training and quality of maintenance. Our objective is to provide a stronger and more meaningful aviation experience (training, air services, charter and maintenance services) to our customers. With its modern fleet of Diamond training aircraft, combined with a depth of aeronautical experience, OAS has forged a reputation for building strong foundations in aeronautical skills amongst its students. With an expansion of its commercial

activities, partnerships with leading academic institutions and investment in leading-edge technologies such as the Mechtronix Ascent® Turboprop Trainer™, OAS will continue to lead in the provision of effective professional training and operational services, within Canada and abroad. For more information on Ottawa Aviation Services please visit:


About Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Mechtronix Systems Inc. (Mechtronix Systems), an MWC company, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Flight Simulation Training Devices for general, business and commercial aviation. Fuelled by 20+ years of passion and dedication, we are a top leader on the global flight simulation and training market with a presence in America, Europe and Asia. Based in Montreal, Mechtronix Systems offers a full range of products from full flight simulators to flight training devices, setting new industry standards for higher fidelity, reliability, cost efficiency and safety. To support our worldwide customers that include major airlines, training centers and training organizations, we have technical support centers strategically located around the globe. For more information, please visit


For more information contact:

Ottawa Aviation Services

Cédric Paillard

Vice President

Tel.: +1 (613) 737-2933

Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Adeline Gautier

Marketing Director

Tel.: +1 (514) 342-0800