LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (August 18, 2009) – FlightSafety International announces that Debbie Jones has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. She will continue to serve as Director, Customer Support.
“Debbie is a highly experienced and capable leader with excellent business acumen who is committed to excellence in Customer service,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations. “The Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center management team of Marlin Schaefer and Russell Axtell look forward to having Debbie join them as Assistant Manager. Together they will continue to provide the high quality training and service our Customers value and appreciate.”
She joined FlightSafety in 1999 as Manager, Customer Support at the Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center. She was promoted to Director, Customer Support in 2006 with responsibility for Customer Support throughout the company’s network of Learning Centers. In addition, Debbie was also responsible for the management of FlightSafety’s Quality Management System.
Debbie was a Manager and Systems Analyst for the Boeing Airplane Company involved in the company’s Lean Manufacturing program before joining FlightSafety. She also owned and operated a real estate appraisal firm and taught mathematics at several high schools in Kansas.
She received a Masters of Total Quality from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Masters in Behavior Disorders from Wichita State University. Debbie also holds a Private Pilot Certificate.
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. We provide more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at our extensive network of Learning Centers located in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
FlightSafety Promotes Debbie Jones to Manager, Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center and Rich High to Regional Operations Manager
Debbie and Rich assume these responsibilities from Marlin Schaefer who will retire from FlightSafety on Dec. 31, 2009.
Jeff assumes responsibility from Debbie Jones, who was promoted to manager of the Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center located in Wichita.
FlightSafety to build a new Hawker Beechcraft maintenance training facility, expand its existing Learning Center, and add new simulators.
He replaces Randy Lewis who will be retiring from FlightSafety.