Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Mechtronix Systems Inc.

May 24, 2005 09:30 ET

Aerosim-Mechtronix, Together With Clairis, Signs Airbus ...

Aerosim-Mechtronix, Together With Clairis, Signs Airbus Software Package Agreement; Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2005) - MONTREAL, May 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aerosim-Mechtronix, a provider of Flight Simulation Technology worldwide, announced that they have signed together with Clairis Technologies a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus at Foire de Toulouse in France, on March 25, 2005.

The license agreement allows Aerosim-Mechtronix to integrate Airbus simulation software from Airbus A320, A330 and A340 families into elements of its Integrated Training Architecture(tm) (ITA(tm)). Aerosim-Mechtronix' Toulouse-based partner, Clairis Technologies, owned by Sogeclair, will be providing local support and engineering skills to the partnership.

"The MOU we signed is a good start to building a long term business relationship with Aerosim-Mechtronix," said Denis Ribot, Vice-President Avionics and Simulation Products, Division EYY, Airbus France. "We were impressed by the speed of Aerosim-Mechtronix' product development. They were able to build an FFS in a short time, which is a strong indication of their flexibility and ability to offer a complete and high-quality training solution to their customers."

"This agreement recognizes our commitment to providing integrated training solutions for Airbus' operators and training centers," said Fernando Petruzziello, Mechtronix' CEO. "This is a great step forward for us to supply advanced training solutions for Airbus aircraft."

The agreement signed was made possible thanks to the persistence and willingness of the Airbus, Clairis Technologies, and Aerosim-Mechtronix teams. "Aerosim-Mechtronix is an excellent business partner due to their engineering capabilities and flexibility," said Philippe Robardey, CEO, Sogeclair, owner of Clairis Technologies.

About Mechtronix Systems Inc.

Headquartered in Montreal Canada, one of North America's aerospace clusters, Mechtronix Systems is a world-leading provider of Flight Simulation Technology with customers throughout the world including Alitalia, Japan Airlines, Copa Airlines, Civil Aviation Flight University of China and Northwest Airlines. Mechtronix is an integrated corporation with in-house full design and manufacturing operations and offices in the United States, France, the Netherlands and China. Mechtronix Systems' best in class specialists include experts in software engineering, electronics, control systems, automation, mathematical modeling, industrial networks, mechanical design and manufacturing. This dedicated team's core competency is the translation of innovative designs into unique business models: A World of Intelligent Machines. Mechtronix System Inc. is a privately held company.

About Aerosim Technologies

Aerosim Technologies Inc., is the recognized leader in low cost, hi-fidelity software simulation training products within the air transport market. Together with partner Mechtronix Systems, Aerosim markets a complete family of training tools for ground school, distance learning and flight training under an Integrated Training Architecture(tm) (ITA(tm)) that allows pilots and technicians to maximize the throughput and yield of their training systems. Aerosim's range of products including FMS/Autopilot Trainers, Aircraft Maintenance Trainers, Flight Deck Systems Trainers and Flight Training Devices are used around the world by commercial airlines, flight training centers, universities, general aviation and the military. More information is available on-line at www.aerosim.com or by contacting Aerosim at (952) 894-4694.

About Sogeclair

Sogeclair is a high-tech engineering and design company organized into two divisions: Product Engineering, and Simulation & Virtual Reality. It serves three markets: Aviation and Air Traffic -- Automotive and Railway -- Industry and Defense.

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CONTACT:  Mechtronix Systems Inc.
          Xavier Herve, President 
          Tel. (514) 342-0800
          xherve@mechtronix.ca

          Clairis Technologies
          Thierry Pajaud
          Tel. (33) 561 717 171
          Cell. (33) 672 914 291
          thierry.pajaud@clairis-technologies.fr

          Media Relations Canada  
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          isabelle_pilon@sympatico.ca

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          melissa.dolan@fusionpr.com
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