LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (October 15, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that Chuck Gallagher has been named Executive Director, Regulatory Compliance. “Chuck is a well respected and valued member of our management team and the ideal choice to lead our regulatory compliance team,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. “His experience, leadership skills and understanding of worldwide aviation regulatory requirements will ensure that we continue to provide training services and flight simulation devices that comply with the highest standards.”
He assumes responsibility for FlightSafety’s compliance activities from Mike Lee. “We thank Mike for having formed and led the compliance team and look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role as Vice President, Courseware and Maintenance Training Business Development,” added Bruce Whitman.
As the liaison between FlightSafety and aviation regulatory authorities worldwide, Gallagher will lead four directorates that conduct and manage an impartial auditing of the company’s Quality Management System, regulatory and standards compliance, as well as the qualification of simulators. He will also have oversight responsibility for FlightSafety’s governmental affairs efforts and coordinate the transition of FlightSafety’s pilot training programs from JAA to EASA standards.
Chuck has held a number of management positions since joining FlightSafety in 1999. He most recently served as Manager of the company’s Learning Center in San Antonio, Texas and as FlightSafety’s representative to the United States Transportation Security Authority. He has also held the positions of Assistant Center Manager, Director of Training and Assistant Director of Standards.
Gallagher served with the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel prior to joining FlightSafety. While in the service, he flew B-52 aircraft, was a squadron commander and had management responsibilities for a number of Air Force organizations.
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.