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FlightSafety International announced on Nov. 7 that Steve Fedynyszyn has been named director of quality, safety and standards.
“We look forward to Steve’s contributions in his new role as the leader of the FlightSafety quality and safety management system and in the advancement of FlightSafety Standards,” said Daniel MacLellan, senior vice president of Operations.
“His proven experience with learning center operations, implementation of regulatory requirements and understanding of customer needs will ensure that FlightSafety continues to deliver the highest quality training around the world.”
Fedynyszyn assumes responsibility for the establishment, optimization and management of business processes within the FlightSafety quality and safety management system. He and his team ensure that training programs, related systems and processes are delivered according to FlightSafety’s standards and the requirements of aviation regulatory authorities worldwide.
He will also lead an effort to further refine FlightSafety’s standards for course delivery, documentation and instructor qualifications. This will enhance the development, approval and delivery of new training programs and the establishment of facilities.
Fedynyszyn joined FlightSafety in 1998 as a program manager for deHavilland DHC-6, Dash 7 and Beechcraft 1900 training. He was promoted to deputy head of Training in 2000 and most recently served as director of regulatory affairs, head of training.
During his 10 years in that role, Fedynyszyn lead a team of 17 regulatory specialists responsible for maintaining regulatory training compliance for pilot and maintenance training throughout FlightSafety’s worldwide network of learning centers.
Fedynyszyn earned a bachelor of business administration and MBA at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He holds an Air Transport Pilot License and has flown more than 5,100 hours in a wide variety of Beechcraft, Cessna, deHavilland, Mitsubishi and Piper aircraft.
FlightSafety has also announced that Steve Hall has been promoted to director of regulatory affairs.
“Steve [Hall] has the experience, leadership abilities and skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in aviation training,” said MacLellan.
Hall has overall responsibility for obtaining aviation regulatory agency approvals and to ensure they are implemented throughout FlightSafety’s worldwide network of learning centers. This includes training programs for pilots; maintenance technicians and cabin crews who operate and support a wide variety of business; commercial; military; and government aircraft.
Hall joined FlightSafety in 2014 as assistant director of regulatory affairs. His responsibilities included FAR Part 142 regulatory compliance, document approval and the single certificate under which FlightSafety provides FAA training around the world.
He worked in the aviation training industry for 14 years prior to joining FlightSafety. Hall previously served as a first officer and flight engineer with American Airlines and as a captain with Tradewinds Aviation.
Hall earned a bachelor of science in flight technology from Western Michigan University. He is a certified flight instructor with multi-engine and instrument ratings, holds a Flight Engineer Turbo Jet certificate, and is type rated in Boeing 757/767 and Cessna Citation CE-500 and CE-525S aircraft.
FlightSafety International is a 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.