Bill Nugent Promoted to Vice President, Government Contracts and Training for FlightSafety

He has overall responsibility for the training FlightSafety provides to government and military organizations for business aircraft.


LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (June 22, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Bill Nugent has been promoted to Vice President, Government Contracts and Training.

“We are pleased to give Bill this well-deserved promotion to Vice President, Government Contracts and Training,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “He is a highly valued and effective member of our management team and is well respected by our government and military Customers. We are fortunate that Bill has been with us for over 29 years and look forward to his continued contributions.”

Bill has overall responsibility for the training FlightSafety provides to government and military organizations for business aircraft. The pilot and maintenance technician training is conducted throughout our network of Learning Centers in the United States.

He joined FlightSafety in 1983 in Marketing, was promoted to Director, Marketing Administration in 1986, to Director, Government Contracts and Training in 1994, and most recently held the position of Executive Director, Government Contracts and Training.

Prior to working at FlightSafety Bill served in the United States Air Force where he flew T-37, T-38 and KC-135 aircraft, and worked as a Flight Scheduler, Resource Manager and Project Officer. He held the rank of Captain.

Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy with the highest academic honors and was his class valedictorian. While at FlightSafety he attended New York University and earned a Master of Business Administration.

FlightSafety serves all branches of the United States military and allied militaries worldwide. Training for a wide range of civil and military aircraft is provided at the company’s Learning Centers, at U.S. military bases, and other Customer locations by highly experienced and qualified instructors using proven advanced technology training devices. The company also supplies governments and military agencies worldwide with training equipment that includes Level D-equivalent full flight simulators, advanced flight training devices, visual systems and high-fidelity displays, including those equipped with all-glass technology.

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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