Mechtronix President Hervé Discusses New R & D Center for Flight Simulation Technology

June 22, 2010

Mechtronix President Xavier Hervé explains how his companys new R&D center and recent expansion of manufacturing facility will enable the company to meet the needs of an expanding global market place for flight training technology. The president also discusses a current demand for Transition to Jet technology that is filling the manufacturing bays of his facilities and reflects positively on global demand for flight training technology. Hervé discusses how this key investment reflects the firms strong foundation and commitment to innovative engineering that is not limited to just its core development of flight simulation technology. He cites recent engineering work with L3 Comm and Alstom. Mr. Hervé also talks about how Mechtronix R&D focus was born in a Concordia University Laboratory twenty years ago with support from the Quebec Government and how its ongoing R&D funding support from programs like the PASI Program have helped it become the worlds third largest manufacturer of pilot training technology. This has helped the company maintain a strong engineering and research edge even when traditional funding has been difficult to find. Hervé presents this as a great example of how Canadian companies with a university and governments support can help create global companies within Canada, superior hi tech jobs in the region and even a new class of technology.

Oxford Aviation Academy Managing Director Ab Initio Training Discusses MPL Initiative

June 1, 2010

Anthony Petteford, Managing Director of Ab-initio Aviation Training of UKs Oxford Aviation Academy discusses how his flight training organization differentiates itself from the competition and delivers global flight training solutions at all levels of training for its cadets and customers. He also discusses his WATS presentation pertaining to his organizations Multi-Crew Pilot Licensing initiative that is being readied for deployment this summer at client FlyBe, Europes largest independent regional airline carrier. This will be the first MPL program in the UK; credits to Oxfords forward thinking initiative. Key factors have been the FTOs unique blend of training at virtually all levels such as the development of successful synthetic training devices developed to help pilots in single pilot operations to make a better transition to multi-crew environments. He also points out that the other key factor in the transition towards MPL has been the deployment of a Mechtronix Ascent® Jet Trainer™, simulator built for bridge training, and has successfully been deployed for other MPL initiatives through Mechtronix. Mr. Petteford also gives his perspective on MPL and what it will mean for safety in aviation. Interested parties can find more information at or