FlightSafety International Promotes Gerry McRae to Executive Director, Business Development

NEW YORK (April 8, 2015) – FlightSafety International has promoted Gerry McRae to Executive Director, Business Development.

He now leads the team responsible for the identification and implementation of new business development opportunities for FlightSafety’s commercial and government training services and the manufacture of flight simulators and visual systems.

“Gerry has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in commercial and government training and simulation equipment,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of Gerry and the other members of our business development team.”

His responsibilities include evaluating and establishing new training programs and facilities in accordance with FlightSafety’s business objectives. He also works with commercial aircraft operators and government aviation agencies worldwide to develop and deliver tailored solutions designed to meet their specific needs for training services, facilities, and simulation equipment.

Gerry joined FlightSafety in 1996 as an instructor. He then held a number of Project and Quality Management positions, was Manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and most recently served as Director, Project Management.

He managed several large capital projects for the offshore petroleum industry and held a number of aircraft maintenance management and technical support positions with Canadian Airlines prior to joining FlightSafety.
Gerry received a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Ryerson University. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Project Management from Lancaster University. Gerry also earned an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license specializing in Avionics.

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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