LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (June 20, 2008) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Stephen Thompson has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
“Steve’s leadership abilities and commitment to customer service and satisfaction made him the ideal choice for Assistant Manager of the Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International.
Thompson joined FlightSafety in the year 2000 as an instructor. He has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at the Dallas/Fort Worth Center since then, including Training Center Examiner, Program Manager, Director of Standards and most recently served as Director of Training.
“Steve consistently goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of our customers and to ensure they receive the high quality training and value FlightSafety is known for,” said Daniel MacLellan, Manager, Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center.
His 35-year career in aviation also includes flying for Business Express Airlines and working as a Project Engineer, Marketing Specialist and Operations Analyst for General Dynamics Corporation. Thompson served in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command for 6 years and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
FlightSafety’s Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center provides training for pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who operate and support a wide range of business aircraft, including the Gulfstream G100, G150, G200, GII and GIII, the Dassault Falcon 10/100, 20, 50, 2000, 2000EX EASy and 900EX as well as the Sikorsky S-76C++.
The Center also offers comprehensive training for the Bombardier CRJ and Embraer ERJ regional aircraft and is equipped with fifteen FlightSafety designed and manufactured full-motion simulators, numerous interactive classrooms, advanced technology training devices and customer service facilities.
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.