NEW YORK – FlightSafety International celebrated the 65th anniversary of its founding March 29.
“Today we commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 65th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have focused on our mission to enhance aviation safety while providing outstanding customer service and the highest quality training and equipment,” said Bruce Whitman, chairman, president and CEO. “We are most grateful to our customers for the opportunity to be of service and to our teammates for their dedication to excellence.”
“We will always be truly thankful to Al Ueltschi for founding this outstanding company,” he added. “Al’s vision, leadership, and commitment to safety are best summarized in his, and our, belief that the best safety device in any aircraft is a well-trained crew. This is as true and important today as it was in 1951.”
FlightSafety was incorporated in the State of New York on March 29, 1951. When the first aircraft built specifically for business aviation took flight, FlightSafety was there, working directly with customers and aircraft manufacturers to develop and deliver safety-focused training.
Today FlightSafety serves business aviation, commercial airlines, and governments and military agencies around the world. Close to 1,800 instructors deliver more than 4,000 courses for 135 aircraft models as well as new advanced training programs and specialty courses throughout the company’s global network of Learning Centers and online through eLearning.