LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 1, 2008) – FlightSafety International announced today that Michael Halsey has joined FlightSafety Simulation as Director, Manufacturing.
“We are pleased that Mike has joined our team. His experience in manufacturing, program management, operations and proven leadership abilities will help us to strengthen our position as a world leader in Simulation,” said Rick Armstrong, Vice President, FlightSafety Simulation.
“Mike will oversee our manufacturing activities and support the workflow optimization and quality management systems that enabled us to deliver 76 training devices to military and commercial Customers and FlightSafety Learning Centers in 2007. He will also contribute to our continuous improvement program designed to increase efficiency throughout our manufacturing operation and to further reduce cycle times. This will enable us to meet the growing demand for our products and the increase in deliveries we expect this year and in the future.” added Armstrong.
Halsey was Director of Operations for the Interiors and Structures division of the NORDAM Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma, prior to joining FlightSafety. His experience in operations also includes senior management positions with Custom Woodwork & Plastics, Gulfstream Aerospace, Boeing/McDonnell Douglas and Stahl.
He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Radar Communications and Navigation technician from 1985 to 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
FlightSafety Simulation, based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has produced over 400 advanced technology flight simulators, certified by multiple National Aviation Authorities, since 1978. The company provides simulators and advanced training devices to Military and Commercial customers around the world, has simulated approximately 60 different aircraft types in the past five years, and provides worldwide Engineering and Logistic support.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. More than 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.