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FlightSafety International Promotes David Davenport to Executive Vice President, Commercial

NEW YORK (January 5, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Commercial.

“We are very pleased to promote David Davenport to Executive Vice President, Commercial,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “David has continuously made significant contributions to FlightSafety’s business and commercial aircraft training programs. Our Customers appreciate his in-depth understanding of their needs, and his commitment to provide the highest quality training and very best service. David’s experience, industry knowledge, proven business abilities and commitment to enhance safety will help to ensure our position as the world leader in aviation training.”

David’s responsibilities include management of the Sales, Marketing, and Operations organizations for FlightSafety’s business and commercial aircraft training. 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.

He became Manager of the Savannah Center in 2005 and assumed responsibility for FlightSafety’s Gulfstream aircraft training programs. David was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2008 and relocated to the company’s corporate offices in New York following his promotion to Vice President in 2012. David most recently served as Senior Vice President.

Prior to joining FlightSafety, David was Executive Director of the Florida Division of American Flyers and worked for Computervision Corporation as a Manufacturing Engineer.

David graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in business management. He served as a Squadron Operations Officer and member of the Squadron of the Year for two consecutive years. David piloted the Cessna T-37 and the supersonic Northrop T-38 jet aircraft through the U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training program. He received the Knupius-Simpkins Award recipient for leadership, teamwork and operational excellence. David serves on the Board of Governors of the Wings Club and the Air Charter Safety Foundation. He is also a Director of the National Business Aviation Associate Member Advisory Council.

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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