NEW YORK (January 5, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that Raymond Johns has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Government.
“All of us with FlightSafety congratulate Ray Johns on his well-deserved promotion to Executive Vice President, Government,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “Ray’s 36 years of experience serving in the United States Air Force, and the contributions he is making to FlightSafety’s government training and simulation activities, are highly valued and appreciated. We are privileged to have Ray as our Teammate, and look forward to the benefit of Ray’s continuing efforts to increase the training services and equipment FlightSafety provides.”
Ray joined FlightSafety as Senior Vice President in 2014. He is responsible for the company’s global government business. Ray leads the activities of FlightSafety Services Corporation; the design, manufacture, and support of flight simulation equipment and visual systems; as well as the training services FlightSafety offers to government and military agencies around the world.
Prior to joining FlightSafety Ray served in the United States Air Force for 36 years. He retired with the rank of General on January 1, 2013. Ray commanded the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He was chosen as a White House Fellow in 1991, where he was a senior staff member in the Office of National Service. Ray served at the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command and U.S. Pacific Command, commanded a test squadron, operations group and airlift wing, was the Director of Mobility Forces for operations in Bosnia and was responsible for strategic airlift operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ray was also Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, DC.
He is a highly experienced pilot having flown over 5,000 hours in more than 83 different aircraft. Ray was the chief test pilot and test program manager for the VC-25 Air Force One Replacement Program.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Science degree in administration from Central Michigan University. He also graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives, Harvard University.
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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