LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (December 18, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that Brenda Seaman has been named Assistant Director, Market Research and that Christopher Frye will now serve as Assistant Manager, Atlanta Learning Center.
“We look forward to Brenda’s contribution in her new role as Assistant Director, Market Research,” said Scott Fera, Vice President Marketing, FlightSafety International. “Brenda will help to increase our in-depth understanding of Customer requirements and will contribute to our ongoing commitment to provide them with the highest level of service and industry leading training programs.”
Brenda joined FlightSafety in 1998 and has held a number of management positions serving the company’s business and regional airline customers. She was most recently Assistant Manager, Atlanta Learning Center. Brenda graduated from Embry-Riddle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies and Aviation Management. She holds a private pilot certificate and is a member of the Women in Aviation International and Women in Corporate Aviation Associations.
“Our Atlanta Center Customers will appreciate and benefit from Chris’ experience, leadership skills, and commitment to excellence in training,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International. “His ability to assume this new responsibility is a clear demonstration of the strength and depth of the FlightSafety team and the advancement opportunities available within the company.”
Prior to joining FlightSafety in 2005, Chris served in the United States Navy for 12 years as both a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Aviator. As a Commissioned Officer, he was responsible for a variety of special missions, functions and operations. He has a commercial instrument pilot certificate for fixed and rotor wing aircraft and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Chris graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, with a Master of Business Administration Degree.
FlightSafety's Atlanta Learning Center offers 16 FlightSafety designed and manufactured simulators used for training pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals. The simulators include the ATR 42/72 and Cessna Citation II, 10 simulators for the Bombardier CRJ, Dash 8 and Learjet series aircraft as well as those for the Embraer EMB 120, JetStar and King Air 200 and 350.
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.