FlightSafety International announced today that Benjamin Burton has joined the company as Director, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, based in Washington, D.C.
"Ben will 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. He brings more than 25 years of airline and regulatory compliance experience and expertise to FlightSafety and will be a tremendous addition to our team," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
Burton joins FlightSafety from 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. Burton also managed several aircraft maintenance programs at Ozark/Trans World Airlines and served with the Missouri Air National Guard.
"Ben will be working closely with John Sauers, Director of Safety and Compliance, and Ron Vinson, Director of Maintenance Standards, to expand FlightSafety's worldwide compliance efforts amidst the trend towards greater cooperation and coordination between regulatory agencies," said Mike Lee, Vice President Technology and Compliance, FlightSafety International.
He 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 over 40 training locations.