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FlightSafety International has announced that Keith Anderson has joined the company as director of engineering for simulation products.
“We are pleased to welcome Keith to FlightSafety,” said Scott Goodwin, general manager of simulation. “His proven leadership abilities and extensive aviation engineering experience will contribute to the design and development of FlightSafety’s industry-leading simulation products.”
Anderson is responsible for all aspects of the design, development and support of FlightSafety’s training devices. This includes full-flight simulators and other advanced training products and equipment such as MATRIX, FlightSafety’s integrated training system. He will also oversee all product development efforts that will enhance current products and offer new capabilities to FlightSafety learning centers and external customers.
He has over 37 years of experience in engineering, aircraft design and certification, customer service, and training. Prior to joining FlightSafety, Anderson was with Raisbeck Engineering for six years. As vice president of engineering, Anderson was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, and was head of engineering and product development.
He was with Quest Aircraft for 11 years and served as director of customer service, chief pilot and director of engineering. Anderson’s other positions include chief inspector and director of quality assurance for AirServ International and director of flight operations at LeTourneau University.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering technology with an aviation option at LeTourneau University, and an MBA from Corban University. He holds an FAA commercial pilot certificate, instrument and flight instructor ratings, and an airframe and powerplant license. He has more than 3,200 flight hours in a variety of aircraft.
FlightSafety has built more than 800 flight simulators and other advanced training devices to date. It is part of an integrated training system used throughout the company’s network of learning centers and by many other leading commercial, government and military organizations 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 1.4 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, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.