LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (July 29, 2013) – FlightSafety International announces that Andy Johnson has been named Manager of the company’s Gulfstream Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia. He replaces Chip White who is now Manager of FlightSafety’s Orlando Learning Center.
“Andy’s proven leadership experience, in-depth knowledge of Learning Center operations, and commitment to provide our Customers with high quality training programs and services, made him the ideal choice for this important role,” said Greg McGowan, Senior Vice President, Operations.
Johnson joined FlightSafety in 2007. He most recently served as Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Orlando, Florida, and previously as Assistant Manager of the Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He joined FlightSafety following a 27 year career in the United States Navy. Prior to retiring from the Navy with the rank of Captain, Andy was the Senior Naval Liaison Officer in Sana’a, Yemen, supporting local personnel training and development efforts and serving as the Senior Naval Officer at the U.S. Embassy. His other responsibilities have included Commanding Officer, Vanderbilt University NROTC; Human Resource Manager at the Naval Air Station in Millington, Tennessee; Deputy Executive Secretary, Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, and Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron Twenty-Six at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. The Gulfstream Learning Center in Savannah offers pilot, maintenance and flight attendant training. It is equipped with full flight simulators and other advance training devices for the Gulfstream IV, Gulfstream V, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G550, and Gulfstream G650. The Center also has a full motion cabin trainer equipped with a visual system, a Cabin Fire Trainer, and comprehensive crew emergency training facilities. FlightSafety also offers training for Gulfstream aircraft at Learning Centers in Long Beach, California; Dallas, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Hong Kong; and at the London Farnborough Airport 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, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.