FlightSafety International Names Industry Veteran Bob Reding as Senior Advisor to the CEO

He has successfully led and contributed to the management and operation of several airlines during his 30 years in the industry.


LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 22, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Bob Reding has joined the company as Senior Advisor to the CEO.

“We are pleased and proud that Bob has joined the FlightSafety team,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “Bob will be involved and contribute to all components of our business. His experience and contacts in the aviation industry will help to secure new opportunities for FlightSafety.”

Bob has successfully led and contributed to the management and operation of several airlines during his 30 years in the industry. He was most recently Executive Vice President-Operations, for AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. He also served as Senior Vice President-Technical Operations, American Airlines; Chief Operations Officer, American Eagle; President and CEO, Canadian Regional Airlines; President and CEO, Reno Air; Vice President of Flight Operations, Midway Airlines; and Vice President of Flight Operations, Air Florida.

He graduated first in his class in the United States Air Force pilot training program and served as a pilot flight examiner. He holds FAA Air Transport Pilot Ratings for Douglas DC-9/MD-80 and Boeing 737 series aircraft and has accumulated over 10,000 hours as a commercial pilot.

Bob is an honors graduate from the California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering and received his master's degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the President's Council of the California State Polytechnic University and has served as a board member on numerous aviation, civic and charitable organizations.

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 and South Africa.

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