Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE

Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE 1 Aug, 16, Source: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy’s instructors at the Lynx Simulator Facility at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton were recently awarded the Breitling Trophy for achieving the best overall performance during the annual Naval Flying Standards inspection.

The inspection was conducted by the office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff – Aviation and Carriers (ACNS-A&C) for the Royal Navy. The Admiral’s team conducts annual reviews and recognizes the squadron delivering an exceptional level of training to Royal Navy frontline crews by awarding the Breitling Trophy.

Royal Navy Lynx helicopter aircrew at RNAS Yeovilton use the CAE-built Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator and Lynx cockpit procedures trainer as part of their comprehensive training program. CAE UK also provides on-site engineering, maintenance and support services to ensure the high availability and quality of the Lynx helicopter training devices.

“This is a well-deserved honour for the instructors supporting the training of Royal Navy Lynx aircrew, and achieving an exceptional grade demonstrates the high-level of training delivered at RNAS Yeovilton,” said Chris Bunn, Project Manager for the Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Project Team, UK Ministry of Defence. “The Royal Navy instructors and those of us on the FsAST project team acknowledge this recognition and winning the Breitling Trophy would not have been possible without the high-quality synthetic training equipment and ongoing support provided by CAE.”

At RNAS Yeovilton, CAE provided the Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator as well as the Lynx cockpit procedures trainer (LCPT) and CAE Simfinity System-Based Trainers (SBT). This suite of synthetic training equipment supports all the training provided to Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 maritime helicopter aircrew.

“We congratulate all the Royal Navy instructors at the Lynx Simulator Facility at Yeovilton on this great accomplishment of winning the Breiting Trophy,” said Ian Bell, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager, Europe/Middle East/Africa. “At CAE, our objective is to help our customers achieve the highest levels of safety, efficiency and readiness, so we are pleased to play a role in helping the Royal Navy Lynx aircrews reach this high standard of training.”


Rear Admiral Keith Blount (left), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy and Lieutenant Commander Steven Hilson (right), Lynx Simulator Senior Observer, Royal Navy, accept the Breitling Trophy in recognition for delivering exceptional training to Royal Navy Lynx helicopter aircrew.

Rear Admiral Keith Blount (left), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy and Lieutenant Commander Steven Hilson (right), Lynx Simulator Senior Observer, Royal Navy, accept the Breitling Trophy in recognition for delivering exceptional training to Royal Navy Lynx helicopter aircrew.

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