LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (June 06, 2008) – FlightSafety International announces that Eric Dixon has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He will continue to serve as Program Manager, HondaJet training.
Eric joined FlightSafety at the Atlanta Learning Center in 2003 as an instructor for the Bombardier Learjet 31A aircraft. He then served as Program Manager for Learjet 60 training prior to assuming responsibility for the development of FlightSafety’s new HondaJet training program.
“We are pleased to offer Eric this well deserved promotion,” said Greg McGowan Vice-President, Operations, FlightSafety International. “His commitment to excellence in Customer service, proven leadership abilities and experience as a commercial airline pilot, following his service in the US Air Force, made him an ideal choice for Assistant Manager of the Atlanta Learning Center.”
Eric graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and completed the United States Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1989 and Squadron Officer School in 1995. He served with the Air Force for 10 years as an F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander and Supervisor of Flying and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.
He joined Boeing Aerospace as an instructor in 1989 and then flew as a First Officer for SkyWest and American Airlines prior to joining FlightSafety. Dixon has accumulated close to 3,400 hours of flying and holds an Airline Transport Pilot license, AMEL and ASEL certifications, as well as several aircraft type ratings.
The Atlanta Learning Center offers safety-centered training programs for a wide variety of business jets and regional airliners. Pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals train at the Center on a fleet of seventeen FlightSafety built flight simulators for aircraft manufactured by ATR, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer Hawker Beechcraft and JetStar.
FlightSafety was selected by Honda Aircraft Company as the official factory authorized training provider for the HondaJet in 2007. Training will be offered at HondaJet’s facility in Greensboro, North Carolina and will expand to Europe in accordance with Customer needs.
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.