LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 2, 2007) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Patrick Coulter has been promoted to Manager of the Toronto Learning Center.
"Patrick’s leadership abilities and commitment to customer service and satisfaction made him the ideal choice to manage the Toronto Learning Center," said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International. "He consistently goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of our customers and to ensure they receive the high quality training and value FlightSafety is known for."
Coulter began his career with FlightSafety in 1998 as an Instructor. He has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility since then, including Program Manager, Marketing Manager and most recently served as Assistant Manger of FlightSafety's Toronto Learning Center. He is also the acting Quality Coordinator for the Center under ISO 9001:2000.
Patrick's 20-year career in aviation also includes experience as a line pilot and flight instructor for a regional turboprop operator. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University and a Certificate in Aerospace Executive Management from the Ontario Aerospace Council and the University of Toronto. Coulter holds an Airline Transport License with over 5,000 hours flown and is typed on the Bombardier Dash 8 series of aircraft. He is also an active member of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) Flight Training Committee.
In addition to providing Beech 1900D aircraft training, FlightSafety's Toronto Learning Center serves the growing number of Bombardier Q Series aircraft operators. The Center is home to nine Flight Training Devices and Full Flight Simulators designed and manufactured by FlightSafety.
The company offers training on Bombardier built aircraft at 12 of its 40 Learning Centers. Together, these centers offer a fleet of over 50 simulators that are dedicated to support the aviation professionals who operate Bombardier Learjet, Challenger, Global, CRJ and Q series aircraft.
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.