La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the company, effective November 1, 2012. David assumes overall responsibility for FlightSafety’s Sales, Marketing, and Teammate Resources.
“We are pleased to promote David Davenport to Senior Vice President,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “David’s added responsibilities include management of our Sales, Marketing, and Teammate Resources organizations. His leadership of these important areas demonstrates FlightSafety’s Customer focus and long-standing commitment to provide the highest quality products and service. It also reinforces our commitment to recognize and reward our Teammates and to provide comprehensive benefits and opportunities for advancement.”
David joined FlightSafety in 1996 as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center and then served as Director, CAA Training, at FlightSafety Academy prior to being named Assistant Manager of the Atlanta Center.
He became Manager of the Savannah Center in 2005 and assumed responsibility for FlightSafety’s Gulfstream aircraft training programs. He was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2008 and relocated to the company’s corporate offices in New York following his promotion to Vice President in September 2012.
David graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982 with a degree in business management and then served in the Air Training Command.
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Leading Edge Aviation Solutions has selected FlightSafety as its preferred training provider.
“We are pleased that Leading Edge has selected FlightSafety as its preferred training provider,” said Scott Fera, Senior Vice President, Marketing. “We appreciate the recommendation and support of Leading Edge and look forward to serving more of their Customers.”
“FlightSafety’s industry leading training is the best option for our customers,” said Joe Carfagna Jr, President, Leading Edge Aviation Solutions. “We appreciate and value the high quality training FlightSafety provides and strongly encourage our customers to take advantage of it.”
Corporations and individuals who purchase a business aircraft through Leading Edge can receive a credit towards the cost of their training with FlightSafety.
FlightSafety provides training for business aircraft manufactured by Bell Helicopter, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft Company, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hawker Beechcraft, Piaggio Aero and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and will soon offer training for AgustaWestland and HondaJet.
“At Leading Edge, it is our mission to be the world's largest and most trusted source for aviation services and solutions,” said Carfagna “Our selection of FlightSafety as our preferred training company is another example of how we seek to provide all business aviation users and potential users with a source of legitimate aviation asset advisory services to create a positive experience through the life cycle of aircraft ownership.”
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that David Powell has joined the company as Executive Director, Helicopter Business Development.
“We are pleased to welcome Dave to the FlightSafety team. He brings more than 25 years of helicopter industry experience, a successful military career, and commitment to excellence in Customer service,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales. “Dave’s in-depth understanding of Customer needs, industry trends, and current and future requirements of helicopter operators around the world, will help FlightSafety to grow this important segment of our business.”
His main responsibilities are to grow FlightSafety’s helicopter training through the identification and development of new business opportunities around the world. This includes planning and establishing new locations and optimizing the company’s current helicopter training programs and fleet of simulators according to the needs of FlightSafety’s Customers and the helicopter manufacturers it serves and supports.
Dave joined FlightSafety after completing a successful 25 year career with Sikorsky Aircraft serving most recently as Vice President Sales for the Americas. His previous executive assignments at Sikorsky included Vice President Sales for Asia based in Singapore and Malaysia, senior positions in aircraft program management, and Director of helicopter sales and strategic business development in Europe.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Engineering. After graduation he continued his professional development earning his “Navy Wings of Gold” at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Dave’s assignments included flying the Navy’s H-53 Super Stallion helicopter with the Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) in Norfolk, Virginia. He was also an engineering test pilot assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft flying the Sikorsky BLACK HAWK®, SEAHAWK®, C/MH-53E and S-76 D aircraft. Dave retired from the Navy after 20 years of active duty and naval reserve service with the rank of Navy Commander.
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce the release of its eLearning 2012/2013 Cold Weather Operations Course, which is now iPad compatible.
“We are pleased to offer a new iPad compatible Cold Weather Operations course,” said Ariel Landau, eLearning Operations Manager. “The course has been updated on an annual basis since it was first introduced six years ago. A rapidly increasing number of flight department personnel take the course year after year to ensure they remain current and fully understand the concepts, procedures and guidelines that govern safe operations within a cold weather environment.”
This interactive, rich media course can be taken either from a personal computer or an Apple iPad. A learning management system (LMS) tracks progress, so that if a learner begins the course on a PC, they can later log into the course with an iPad and continue from their last slide.
“Our eLearning Apple iPad initiative was undertaken in response to increased Customer demand for additional training products for their mobile devices,” said Landau.
The two-hour 2012/2013 version covers: Ground Icing, In-flight Icing, Deicing and Anti-icing, including 2012/13 Holdover Time Tables, Runway Visibility, and Contamination.
Since its inception in 2006, FlightSafety’s eLearning Operation has been producing high-quality courseware for the aviation market, doubling its growth since 2009. The company offers a wide variety of self-paced eLearning courses over the internet. Recent additions include Safety Management Systems for Aviation Professionals, Corporate Aviation Security, Crew Emergency Training, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 training, Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC), Gulfstream GV Recurrent, and Air Medical Resource Management. Courses can be purchased as a stand-alone course, or as part of our Enrichment or IS-BAO Libraries. Learners who successfully complete an eLearning course can access and print their Records of Training through myFlightSafety.com.
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.