LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (September 20, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that David Davenport will join the company’s senior management team at its corporate offices in New York. David was recently promoted to Vice President. He previously served as Manager of FlightSafety’s Savannah Learning Center and Regional Operations Manager.
“We look forward to having David join us in New York,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “His experience, insight, and leadership abilities will contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance the training products and services we provide, deliver the highest level of Customer service, and help to ensure the continued effective and efficient management of the company.”
While David will contribute to all aspects of FlightSafety’s business, his primary focus will be on the development, delivery and expansion of the company’s corporate aviation training programs. He will also participate in business and financial decisions and help to guide FlightSafety’s strategic planning processes, business development activities and its ongoing investment in new programs, equipment and facilities.
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. He 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. David became Manager of the Savannah Center in 2005 and assumed responsibility for FlightSafety’s Gulfstream aircraft training programs. He was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2008 and to Vice President in 2012.
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, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.