Indra takes delivery of Mechtronix water bomber flight training device for government of Spain

Jan 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from MECHTRONIX SYSTEMS

New Bombardier CL 415 FTD will Optimize Flying and Fire Fighting Expertise of Spanish MoD Pilots

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of Mechtronix World Corp. (MWC), a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices, today announced the delivery of a Bombardier 415 FTD at Indra's premises in Madrid, Spain. The Flight Training Device will be used by the Spanish Ministry of Defense to prepare pilots for their growing fleet of forest firefighter aircraft. The innovative FTD is the second of its type in the world, the first having been manufactured by Mechtronix as well. The unit doubles the Spanish MoD's flight training capabilities and enables them to save flight hours while pilots practice in a realistic yet safer environment.

The CL 415 FTD, manufactured by Mechtronix with the collaboration of Indra Sistemas, will be used for a regular regime of convenient and continuous flight training, enabling pilots to acquire the expertise needed to master the aircraft when it is operated regularly in such challenging situations as fire fighting operations. The pilots can gain perfect knowledge of their tasks in a safer and forgiving virtual setting, better preparing them for real life operations. Delivered and installed at Indra's facilities in November 2009, the FTD was equipped with Indra's visual system and went through In Plant Acceptance at their premises successfully. It will be deployed at the Spanish MoD's facilities on the Torrejon base in the first quarter of 2010.

"We are very pleased that Indra Sistemas took delivery of the CL 415 FTD we manufactured with their collaboration for the Spanish Government", said Mechtronix Systems' President Hervé. "We are very proud to have developed a flight training device which will directly contribute to saving lives as it will be used for flight training by pilots specialized in fire fighting. We are also honored of being associated to this great Canadian story; the Water Bomber Aircraft Program built by Bombardier Aerospace."

About Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Mechtronix Systems Inc. (Mechtronix Systems), a division of MWC, 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