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 Breitling 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.”

About CAE 

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world’s largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. 

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