LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (April 3, 2007) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Rick Armstrong has joined the company as Vice President, FlightSafety Simulation.
"We are pleased to welcome Rick as an important member of our senior management team. His proven leadership skills and expertise in manufacturing, strategic planning, product development and customer service make him the ideal choice to lead this vital area of our company," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
"I am honored to join this well respected industry leader and look forward to working alongside my FlightSafety Simulation Teammates in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and St. Louis, Missouri," said Rick Armstrong.
Armstrong joins FlightSafety from the NORDAM GROUP. During his 19 years with that company, he held a number of senior executive level positions including Vice President and General Manager of the company's Interiors and Structures and Transparency Divisions. He was most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was the 2006 recipient of the NORDAM Chairman's Award for his many contributions to the company.
Rick graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, is a board member of the Tulsa Aerospace Alliance and Hillcrest Hospital and is a member of the Tulsa Chapter Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Derek Maeer, a highly respected member of FlightSafety's management team, will now report to Armstrong. Derek has helped to establish and maintain the company's position as the world's leading aviation training company.
FlightSafety was the first to develop and deliver high-fidelity electric motion and control loading equipped simulators qualified to the highest level by the world's aviation regulatory authorities. The company has designed and manufactured over 400 full flight simulators since 1978, simulated 60 different aircraft types in the past five years and has installed more than 600 VITAL Visual Systems in 42 countries to date.
FlightSafety Simulation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of full flight simulators, high definition visual systems and other advanced technology training devices. It provides FlightSafety's network of Learning Centers in the United States, Canada and Europe with simulation products and is a leading supplier to commercial airlines, governments and military around the world.
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.