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John Marino Named Vice President FlightSafety Defense Training Systems

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (February 21, 2006) – FlightSafety International has appointed John Marino Vice President, Defense Training Systems. John most recently served as Vice President, Government Relations.

“John is a valued member of the FlightSafety senior management team,” said Bruce Whitman, President, FlightSafety International. “His experience, business acumen and ability to develop and provide FlightSafety’s customers with innovative solutions has and will continue to contribute to our success.”

Marino continues in his role of supporting FlightSafety’s government and military customers and will also hold the position of President, FlightSafety Services Corporation.

FlightSafety Defense Training Systems is a world-leading supplier of mission-critical training programs, services and equipment to military and governments. Aviation professionals in the United States and from around the world rely on the company’s safety-center training programs, advanced technology simulators and training devices. FlightSafety Services Corporation has operations at 32 U.S. military bases and provides military crew training, support for simulators, advanced technology training devices and computer based training workstations. Programs include the U.S. Air Force/Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, C-5 Galaxy and the KC-135 Stratotanker.

John joined FlightSafety in 1979 following a 10-year career as a US Army Officer and Aviator. His service included flying missions as a DUSTOFF (helicopter aeromedical evacuation) pilot. Marino has held a number of management positions working in government relations, business development and marketing in the United States, Europe and Asia including managing the company’s office in Beijing, China. He has a Masters in Business Administration and holds single and multi-engine aircraft and helicopter ratings.

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 over 40 training locations.