CAE contracted to support Nato Joint Lynx Simulator Training Establishment

8 April 2015 (Last Updated April 8th, 2015 18:30)

CAE has received a three-year contract from the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) to provide maintenance and support services on the Lynx full-mission flight trainer (FMFT).

CAE has received a three-year contract from the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) to provide maintenance and support services on the Lynx full-mission flight trainer (FMFT).

Under the contract, which has two option years, CAE will provide on-site maintenance services, as well as logistics support and visual database development services for the CAE-built Lynx FMFT, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Nordholz in Germany, as part of the oint Lynx Simulator Training Establishment (JLSTE).

Joint Lynx simulator officer lieutenant Torsten Junker said: "For more than 25 years, CAE has been our training partner on the Lynx helicopter and has done an excellent job providing the on-site maintenance and support required for our Lynx simulator.

"The simulator is used extensively to train Lynx aircrews from several nations so the ongoing maintenance and support is critical to its high availability and helping our aircrews maintain mission readiness."

"The simulator is used extensively to train Lynx aircrews from several nations so the ongoing maintenance and support is critical."

The JLSTE was first located at Naval Air Station de Kooy in the Netherlands until its relocation to NAS Nordholz in 2013.

It is currently used by the armed forces of Norway, Denmark, Holland and Germany to train Lynx helicopter aircrews.

The CAE-built Lynx FMFT, which originally entered service in 1988, has received several enhancements to date in its more than 25 years of service.

Over 100,000 hours of training has been delivered to Lynx aircrews by the simulator in Europe.