September 20, 2006 at 15:39 PM EDT
Danish Aviation College A/S (DAC) obtains certification for its Diamond DA42 Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM)
The FNPT provides a highly realistic environment for training in a technically advanced aircraft and incorporates the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system

MONTREAL, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Danish Aviation College, a growing flight school based in Roskilde, Denmark, obtained certification for its Diamond DA42 Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM). The device achieved JAR-STD 3A FNPT II qualification from the Statens Luftfartsvaesen, the Civil Aviation Administration of Denmark.

The synthetic training device closely replicates the feel and function of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star featuring the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system. It also includes autopilot and a wide visual system enabling VFR training.

On the selection of the Mechtronix simulator, Danish Aviation College's Head of Training Finn Leif Christensen mentioned: "We have known Mechtronix' trainers for more than 10 years and we have tested their consistency in quality." He added: "After an extensive evaluation of the market offering of trainers for the Diamond DA42, we valued the solution presented by Mechtronix as offering the best features/price ratio, providing a highly realistic environment for training in technically advanced aircraft."

The Ascent(R) family of trainers is offering Full Flight Simulator visual system quality to the FNPT world. In the case of the DAC FNPT, it incorporates high resolution fixed matrix projectors, with a field of view of 150 degrees on a cylindrical screen. The unit uses a RASTERflite(TM) image generator from RSI, offering advanced real time software and superior resolution and light point brightness.

Xavier Herve, President of Mechtronix Systems Inc. mentioned: "We are very excited to add the Diamond family of aircraft to the extensive list of configuration options for our FNPT trainers. In addition, together with Aerosim Technologies, we also provide desktop training solutions for TAA, covering most of the ground school training that FTO/TRTO's require for their programs."

About Danish Aviation College A/S (DAC)

DAC is a Type Rating Training Organization based in Roskilde, Denmark, offering ATP integrated courses and graduating between 20 and 30 students per year. The course is designed to meet today's high demands of the aviation industry and DAC constantly improves the course by using up to date methods and equipment. For flight training DAC uses DA40, DA42, FNPT II and Full Flight Simulator (Boeing 737 or equivalent). All instrument flight training is done on twin engine aircraft and FNPT II. The DAC flight instructors have airline experience which ensures the highest quality in training and a job-relevant approach to the learning situation. Upon graduation, DAC students will enjoy preferred status with the following airlines: SAS, Cimber Air, MyTravel Airways, Star Air and Air Greenland.

About Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI)

Born out of the micro-processor revolution in the early 80's, MSI is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, one of North America's aerospace clusters. Over the last 20 years, MSI has acquired the resources and capabilities allowing the design of intelligent machines, such as flight simulators. Relying on its unique and economically advantageous fabrication process, MSI is one of the world's fastest growing providers of flight training equipment. Worldwide customers include major training organizations such as CAFUC (China), JAL training center (California), KLM Flight Academy (Holland) and Lufthansa Flight Training (Germany).

Source: MECHTRONIX SYSTEMS

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