LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (Feb 16, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that Benjamin Burton has been appointed Staff Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, based in Washington, D.C.
Burton joined FlightSafety last year to lead the team responsible for FlightSafety's FAA and JAA government compliance activities and assist in the expansion of our worldwide efforts in this important area.
"Ben is a valuable addition to our team. His understanding and response to the needs and requirements of our customers along with his management, technical and communications abilities make him the ideal choice for this new role," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
Burton was previously with America West Airlines where he served as Senior Director of Safety and Compliance. He spent thirteen years with the Federal Aviation Administration and was Manager of the General Aviation and Commercial Branch in Washington, D.C. prior to working for the airline. He also managed several aircraft maintenance programs at Ozark/Trans World Airlines and served with the Missouri Air National Guard.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics with a major in Aircraft Maintenance Management from Parks College of St. Louis University.
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.