LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (December 12, 2013) - FlightSafety International announces that Kelly Allender has been named Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. He replaces Daniel MacLellan who was recently promoted to Vice President, Operations.
“We congratulate Kelly on his new position as Manager of the Dallas Learning Center,” said Greg McGowan, Senior Vice President Operations. “His experience, leadership skills and commitment to provide high quality programs and outstanding service will be appreciated by our Customers and Teammates who train and work at the Dallas Center.”
Kelly joined FlightSafety in 2001 at the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He held a number of positions at the Center including Assistant Manager, Director of Programs, Program Manager for Cessna Citation Mustang training, as well as a Ground and Simulator Instructor. Kelly most recently served as Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.
He served in the United States Marines on active duty for nine years prior to joining FlightSafety. Kelly is a highly experienced AV-8B Harrier and A-6E Intruder pilot and continued to serve in the Marine reserves for a total of 23 years before retiring.
Kelly graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and holds a multi engine ATP with type-ratings in the Boeing 747-400, Cessna Citation Jet, and the Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft.
The Dallas Center currently offers training for a wide variety of business and commercial aircraft. They include the Bell 212, Bell 412, and Bell 430, Bombardier CRJ 700, Embraer ERJ 145, Dassault Falcon 10/100, Falcon 20, Falcon 50, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Falcon 900EX, Falcon 900EX EASy/DX/LX, and Falcon 7X; Eurocopter EC135; Gulfstream GIII, Gulfstream GIV, Gulfstream G100, Gulfstream G150, Gulfstream G200, Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream G450, and Gulfstream G550; and Pilatus PC-12NG.
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 167 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.