LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (November 6, 2006) – FlightSafety International has promoted aviation industry veteran Gerry McRae to Director of Project Management.
“Gerry is a well respected member of our management team. He has the experience, leadership and business skills required to support and help manage many of FlightSafety’s current and future programs and initiatives,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
McRae joined FlightSafety in 1996 and has served the company’s customers as an instructor, held Project and Quality Management positions and was most recently Manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He will continue to manage the Learning Center on an interim basis.
“Gerry’s 30 years of aviation industry experience and project management expertise make him the ideal choice for this new position,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, McRae 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.
Gerry received a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Ryerson University and has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Project Management from Lancaster University. He also holds an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license specializing in Avionics.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.