NEW YORK (October 14, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that Andy Parrish has been named Manager of the company’s Learning Center in San Antonio, Texas. He succeeds Gil Viera who has relocated to FlightSafety’s Orlando Center to become a Program Manager.
“Andy’s training expertise and experience, and in-depth understanding of Customer needs, made him the ideal choice for Manager of the San Antonio Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations. “We thank Gil Viera for his leadership in San Antonio and look forward to his contributions as a Program Manager in Orlando. We are confident that Andy will continue the excellent work done by Gil and that our Customers will appreciate and benefit from his leadership and commitment to excellence.”
Andy started his aviation training career in 1989. He worked as a Gulfstream GIII instructor, standards instructor, airmanship manager, and Regional Sales Manager. During this time he served on the airline Advanced Qualification Program committee, the Northeastern Corporate Aviation Safety Roundtable, and various CRM committees.
He first joined FlightSafety in 1995 as a Product Marketing Manager at the Savannah Learning Center. In 2000 he became Assistant Center Manager and served in that role until 2004. Prior to returning to FlightSafety Andy was Vice President of Sales and Operations, for a company that supported commercial airlines around the world.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
The San Antonio Learning Center offers training using nine FlightSafety built simulators and features classrooms equipped with the MATRIX integration training system. Training is available on the Cessna Citation Bravo, Citation Jet, Citation II, Citation SII, Citation III, Citation Excel and Citation CJI aircraft. The Center also offers training on the Metro/Merlin SA227 and Metro 23/C-26 aircraft.
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, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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