'MCI Academy Wins ATMC National Excellence in Training 'Grand Award' for Industry-Leading HVAC Course

LOUISVILIE, KENTUCKY, OCTOBER 26, 2017: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announces that MCI Academy, the technical training educational department of Motor Coach Industries, has scored a top technician training award. The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) named MCI Academy's HVAC 101 curriculum the Grand Award winner in its 2017 ATMC National Excellence in Training program, recognizing MCI's interior heating and cooling systems training as one of the most innovative in motor coach industry.

Scott Crawford, MCI Technical Training Manager, will accept the award on Wednesday, November 1 at the ATMC (Automotive Training Managers Council) reception, coinciding with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW 2017) in Las Vegas.

It is MCI Academy's first time in the ATMC competition. Other awards went to General Motors, Raytheon Professional Services and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

MCI's HVAC 101 is a four-part training program on the unique environmental systems that define passenger comfort in motor coaches. MCI's live HVAC coursework begins with the basics and progresses to advanced troubleshooting "while incorporating all the best practices for development and delivery of training," ATMC said.

"MCI is advancing the design and development of all its coach models, and one of our objectives is to offer the industry's best training operation in the motor coach industry," said Scott Crawford, MCI Technical Training Manager. "Our operators have told us that attracting top technicians is a top business need and MCI's expanding, multi-subject curriculum has proven to be successful in elevating the skill levels of technicians, drivers and staff in very short amount of time. We're honored that our HVAC program won the ATMC award, and encourage operators to sign up technicians for this award winning course, today."

The award is the latest in a string of firsts for MCI Academy. In July, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) awarded MCI Academy the motor coach industry's first-ever accreditation for its comprehensive suite of live onsite training programs and its self-study LMS online training program.

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About NFI Group

NFI Group is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 31 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers across Canada and the U.S. employing over 5,800 team members.

It is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the largest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. NFI Group actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.

NFI Group is also North America's motor coach market leader offering the Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) J Series, the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D Series, the industry's best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler's Setra® S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 coaches currently in service.

NFI Group also operates North America's most comprehensive parts organization, NFI Parts™, providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for its OEM product lines (transit buses and motor coaches). All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.

Further information is available on the Company's websites at and The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen, MCI Public Relations
Tel: 847-283-0883
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 320-316-4964

Motor Coach Industries - A New Flyer Group company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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