NEW YORK (November 18, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that Brian Goodsite has been promoted to Manager of the company’s Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He succeeds John Brasfield who is now leading FlightSafety’s efforts to restore the training programs affected by the recent accident at the company’s Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.
“Brian’s in-depth knowledge of aircraft maintenance training, and experience working with aviation regulatory agencies around the world, made him the ideal choice to manage our Cessna Maintenance Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President Operations. “We look forward to Brian’s contributions in this new role, and to serving the growing number of technicians who train at the Center.”
“We thank John for taking on the important task of planning and managing the repair, relocation, and re-activation of the flight simulators, classrooms and other equipment affected by the tragedy in Wichita,” added Daniel MacLellan. “His efforts will ensure our Customers continue to receive the highest quality training with minimal disruption.”
Brian joined FlightSafety in 2005 as an Instructor and was subsequently promoted to Supervisor of Maintenance Training. His responsibilities included the development and regulatory qualification of training programs, training and scheduling of Instructors, and participation in the implementation and auditing of the company’s Quality Management System. Brian most recently served as a Regional Director of Regulatory Affairs for Maintenance Training. He managed the regulatory approval process of FlightSafety’s maintenance training programs, participated in the deployment of new courses and initiatives, and performed audits to ensure quality and compliance.
He served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years as a Helicopter Technician and Master Training Specialist. Brian holds an Associates degree in Arts from Campbell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Columbia College.
The Cessna Maintenance Learning Center features advanced technology equipped classrooms, and hands-on aircraft component training areas including a hangar that can accommodate up to six aircraft. A ramp leading from the runway to the Center provides direct access to aircraft for training purposes. The MX Advantage maintenance training program developed in conjunction with Cessna, compliments training received in the classroom by providing hands-on training on Citation aircraft and advanced training devices.
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.