FlightSafety Promotes Dr. Nidal Sammur to Director of Engineering, Simulation

LaGuardia Airport, New York (January 16, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Dr. Nidal Sammur has been promoted to Director of Engineering for the company’s simulation facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

“Nidal has made many significant contributions to the design, manufacture and support of FlightSafety’s advanced technology flight simulation equipment over the past twenty years,” said Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation. “His experience and expertise in engineering and his leadership skills and in-depth understanding of Customer requirements made him the ideal person to assume this important role. With the help of over 300 highly skilled engineers under his direction, Nidal’s responsibility is to strengthen and support FlightSafety’s position as an industry leader in cutting edge simulation technology.”

He replaces Ron Jantzen who retired from the company in December 2011. “We thank Ron on behalf of all FlightSafety Teammates for his service, leadership and dedication to excellence,” said Rick Armstrong.

Nidal joined FlightSafety in 1992 at the company’s simulation facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering since then. He most recently served as Staff Scientist.

He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

FlightSafety is a leading supplier of aviation training devices, visual systems and displays. The company has designed, manufactured and delivered more than 1,000 visual systems and close to 800 simulators and other advanced training devices since 1978. They are used in the training FlightSafety provides at its Learning Centers and by many leading airlines, governments and military agencies around the world.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim, South Africa and the United Kingdom.