FlightSafety Promotes David Davenport to Vice President Center Manager

He will continue to serve as manager of FlightSafety’s Gulfstream Learning Center in Savannah and as Regional Operations Manager.


LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (June 22, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that David Davenport has been promoted to Vice President, Center Manager. He will continue to serve as Manager of FlightSafety’s Gulfstream Learning Center in Savannah and as Regional Operations Manager.

“We are pleased to promote David Davenport to Vice President, Center Manager,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “Recognizing Teammates for their efforts and contributions is the most enjoyable and important part of my job. Dave has been instrumental in the development and expansion of our very important partnership with Gulfstream. While the high quality training services and equipment FlightSafety offers is industry leading, having the very best people is the key to our success and future growth.”

David graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982 with a degree in business management and then served in the Air Training Command. David joined FlightSafety in 1996 as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center and then served as Director, CAA Training at FlightSafety Academy prior to being named Assistant Manager of the Atlanta Center. He became Manager of the Savannah Center in 2006 and assumed responsibility for FlightSafety’s Gulfstream aircraft training programs. David was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2008.

“David is a highly effective leader and business manager who consistently demonstrates his commitment to excellence in Customer service,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President, Operations. “He will provide guidance and support to the Centers that offer training for Gulfstream aircraft and assist with the planning and preparation of program delivery, Customer service and satisfaction initiatives, business development, and the entry into service of new flight simulators and other advanced training devices.”

FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training provider for Gulfstream Aerospace for over 30 years. FlightSafety currently provides professional aviation training for Gulfstream aircraft at its Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia and at the Farnborough Airport located just outside of London in the United Kingdom.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. 

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