LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (June 19, 2008) – FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport has been promoted to Regional Operations Manager. He will continue to serve as Manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia.
As Regional Operations Manager, Davenport will oversee six FlightSafety Learning Centers in addition to the Savannah facility. They are located in Daleville, Alabama; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Long Beach, California; West Palm Beach, Florida and a new Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, scheduled to open by the end of 2008.
David will provide guidance and support to the Managers of these Centers and assist with the planning and preparation of training program delivery, Customer service and satisfaction initiatives, business development, and the entry into service of flight simulators and other advanced training devices.
“We congratulate David on his well-deserved promotion,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. “He is a valuable and highly regarded member of our senior management team. We recognize and appreciate his commitment to excellence in Customer service, dedication to quality, and proven leadership abilities.”
Davenport graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982 and served in the Air Training Command prior to working for a flight training school in Florida. He joined FlightSafety in 1996 as Assistant Manager, West Palm Beach Learning Center. He then served as Director, CAA Training at FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida prior to being named Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He was promoted to Manager of the Savannah Learning Center in 2006 and assumed overall responsibility for FlightSafety’s Gulfstream aircraft training programs.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training provider for Gulfstream Aerospace for over 30 years. FlightSafety currently provides professional aviation training for Gulfstream aircraft at its Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia and at the Farnborough Airport located just outside of London in the United Kingdom.
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.