NEW YORK (August 12, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that Michael Burger has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey.
“We are pleased that Michael has joined the Teterboro Center management team,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations. “Our Teterboro Center Customers and Teammates will benefits from Michael’s experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and regulatory requirements in Europe and the United States.”
Michael joined FlightSafety in 2004 as an instructor at the Farnborough Learning Center in the United Kingdom. He then served as an examiner for Hawker HS125 series aircraft and as coordinator of the Center’s Quality Management System. Michael was most recently Director of Training.
Prior to joining FlightSafety Michael held a number of positions with Swiss International Airlines and Crossair AG. During his eight years with the airline he was as an instructor, first officer, pilot in command, and Deputy VP Head of Training and chief ground instructor at the Swiss Aviation Academy. Michael also worked as a flight instructor at Mazzei Flying Service – School of Aeronautics, in California.
He received a Master of Business Administration from Basel Business College and studied aviation management at the European Aeronautical University. Michael holds a Joint Aviation Requirements Flight Crew License with Class Rating Instructor and Instrument Rating Instructor qualifications. He also earned an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Michael has over 4,600 flight hours and is type rated in the Saab 2000 and Hawker 800XP aircraft.
The Teterboro Learning Center offers a wide variety of pilot and maintenance technician training programs for aircraft manufactured by Dassault Falcon. They include the Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Falcon 900EX, and Falcon 900EX EASy. The Center also offers a new state-of-the-art facility for flight crew emergency training. It includes a pool for sea survival training, a full scale dunker, a hoist used to simulate being rescued from water by a helicopter, and a full scale cabin trainer equipped with a visual system for emergency and cabin service courses.
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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