LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (December 19, 2006) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Jeffery Houk has been promoted to Manager of the company's Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.
"Jeff's experience with FlightSafety along with his management, technical and communications abilities, made him the ideal choice to manage our Cessna Maintenance Training Center," said Bill Magyar, Director, Regional Maintenance Training Operations, FlightSafety International. "We know that Jeff will continue to provide Cessna aircraft operators with the high-quality maintenance training programs, excellent customer service and value they deserve."
Houk succeeds John Hansen who is retiring from the company. "We thank John for his leadership, commitment to excellence and over 20 years of dedicated service. We wish him and his family good health and happiness for the future," said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO, FlightSafety International.
Jeff began his career with FlightSafety in 1993 as a Maintenance Training Instructor and Supervisor. He has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with FlightSafety since then and most recently served as Training and Communications Manager, FlightSafety Courseware Support. Jeff has been instrumental in the development and implementation of MATRIX, FlightSafety's Integrated Training System.
Prior to joining the company, Houk was an Airframe and Powerplant Instructor and member of the management team at Wichita Area Technical College. He was also an Airframe and Engine Field Mechanic at the Boeing Company and served with the United States Air Force, Air National Guard for twenty two years.
Jeff graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics with minors in Aviation Management and Aviation Safety. He also completed more than 2,800 hours of training in aircraft maintenance leadership and management courses offered by the U.S.A.F.
FlightSafety International is the world's premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.
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