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Davenport named CEO of FlightSafety

May 15, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

David Davenport, president and CEO of FlightSafety International. (Photo: FlightSafety International)

David Davenport has been appointed president and CEO of FlightSafety International. He most recently served as Co-CEO and president, commercial. With more than 2,000 instructors, FlightSafety International provides more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories.

Ray Johns, who previously served as Co-CEO, will continue as president, government and manufacturing for FlightSafety. He oversees the services and products FlightSafety offers to government and military agencies, as well as the design and manufacture of flight simulation products and visual systems.

“After leading FlightSafety together since last October, Ray and I determined that this new structure is the best and most effective way to achieve FlightSafety’s goals while continuing to build for the future,” said Davenport. “Ray is an outstanding leader who has contributed greatly to FlightSafety‘s success since joining us in 2014.”

Davenport joined FlightSafety in 1996 and has held many positions of increasing responsibility at various company locations since then. He is president of the Wings Club Foundation and a member of the National Business Aviation Association Advisory Council.


FlightSafety also operates full-flight simulators at learning centres and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


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