[photopress:air_shenshen_aiirlines.jpg,full,alignright]Shenzhen Airlines, is installing a machine from Mechtronix with the snazzy and easy-to-remember name of B737-NG FFS X(TM). Not something that rolls easily off the tongue.
Mechtronix, claims it is the fastest growing and third leading manufacturer of flight training equipment in the world which is, not in truth, a major claim as there are much less than a dozen, probably closer to half that.
The equipment is currently being delivered with plans to install and qualify with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for training set to later this month the airline’s facility in Shenzhen.
The demand for pilots in China far out-strips the supply and airlines are forced, as it were, to grow their own.
Li Kun, President of Shenzhen Airlines is alleged to have said, ‘We selected the Mechtronix NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) at Shenzhen for its growing global success serving other organizations and regulators where it has demonstrated proven quality, reliability and economic affordability.’
There is no way he actually said that. It is a prime example of PR-speak which does not relate in any way to the way that human beings converse.
The great attraction of the NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM), which is made in Montreal, although it has a long, mystifying and pretty stupid name, costs about half a typical flight simulator offering the same level of training.
The press release says, ‘The NZFT(TM) FFS X(TM) provides the highest level of fidelity and can easily be upgraded to a ZFT(TM) FFS X(TM).’
For which relief, much thanks.
Shenzhen Airlines, an airline company specializing in air passenger, cargo and mail transport, was founded in November 1992 and started service on September 17 1993. Currently it maintains 50 passenger aircraft (Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s) and four Boeing 747 cargo aircraft.
Source: CNW Group