LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 3, 2006) – FlightSafety International announced today that Paul Hewett has been appointed Center Manager of the company’s London Farnborough Learning Center.
Hewett joined FlightSafety as Assistant Manager of FlightSafety’s new London Farnborough Center in 2004. He was instrumental in helping to prepare the facility to deliver safety-centered training on a wide range of business and commercial aircraft. The official opening of the Center was held in September 2005.
Paul replaces Rudy Toering who will now serve full time as FlightSafety’s Managing Director, Europe Business Development. Rudy will continue to work out the London Farnborough Center and support Paul during the transition.
“Paul’s 25 years of experience in Europe’s aviation industry and contribution to the start up and operation of the Farnborough Center made him the ideal choice for Center Manager.” said Bruce Whitman, President, FlightSafety International.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Hewett was the Flight Department Manager and Chief Pilot for a division of the Motorola Company in Europe. He has held a number of management, pilot and instructor positions including 13 years with Electronic Data Systems. Hewett has multi engine FAA and CAA ratings, Bermuda certification and is type rated on several jet aircraft.
FlightSafety’s London Farnborough Training Center can accommodate up to 15 full flight simulators and has the capacity to train 3,800 aviation professionals annually. The 92,000 square foot facility offers 27 interactive classrooms, facilities for advanced technology training devices, 30 briefing rooms and customer service areas. The Farnborough Center currently offers training on aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Cessna, Gulfstream, Raytheon and Saab.
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.