Ralph Leach Joins FlightSafety Academy as Managing Director, Marketing and Sales

NEW YORK (November 25, 2013) – FlightSafety International announces that Ralph Leach has joined the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, as Managing Director, Marketing and Sales.

“We are pleased that Ralph has joined the FlightSafety Academy marketing and sales team and look forward to his many contributions,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales, FlightSafety International. “He will serve the growing number of airlines around the world who rely on the Academy to provide the highest quality ab initio training programs designed to fully prepare graduates to fly their aircraft safely and efficiently.”

Ralph has a wide base of aviation experience including senior positions at an aircraft manufacturer, airline training companies, both fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft operators, and transportation and management consulting firms. Prior to joining FlightSafety, Ralph was Vice President, Business Development for Jet Asia in China, and a Senior Consultant with CMR, London.

He is a commercially rated pilot and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Transportation Commerce and an Associate of Applied Science from the Florida Institute of Technology, School of Aeronautics.

FlightSafety Academy is a world leading provider of ab initio training. It is a reliable and highly respected resource for many domestic and international airlines with a reputation for graduating men and women who possess excellent pilot skills. It offers a full complement of well-equipped classrooms, on-site accommodations, and aircraft maintenance hangars. The Academy’s fleet of close to 80 single and twin-engine aircraft includes two aerobatic aircraft used in upset recovery training.

The Academy’s curriculum, taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors, prepares graduates to fly advanced technology aircraft safely in an increasingly complex and crowded air traffic environment. Over 18,000 graduates now fly for some 62 airlines and 100 corporate flight departments worldwide

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, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.