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FlightSafety International announced numerous executive promotions on Nov. 30. Brian Moore has been promoted to executive director of operations; Scott Politte has been named manager of the company’s Wichita East Learning Center, succeeding Brian Moore; Chad Raney has been named assistant manager of Wichita East Learning Center, succeeding Scott Politte; and Danny Robayo has been promoted to regional operations manager.
“Brian [Moore] has made a significant contribution to FlightSafety’s training programs since joining us in 1990,” said Daniel MacLellan, senior vice president of operations. “His in-depth understanding of customer requirements and training center operations, as well as his leadership skills and commitment to provide high quality training programs and services made him the ideal person to assume this important role.”
Moore will oversee several functional groups within training operations. They include operations project management, quality management and safety management systems, and standards. Moore will also have worldwide responsibility for maintenance and flight attendant training, as well as simulator operations at all FlightSafety Learning Centers.
Following Moore, “Scott [Politte] has the experience and expertise in training, as well as the management skills and extensive understanding of customer needs required to help lead and support our teammates at the Wichita East Center,” said MacLellan. “We are confident that Scott will continue the excellent work done by Brian Moore, and that our customers will appreciate and benefit from his experience and commitment to excellence.”
Politte joined FlightSafety in 2006 as a product marketing manager at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toledo, Ohio. He went on to serve as Citation 650 program manager, training center evaluator, and director of training. Politte relocated to the Wichita East Learning Center in 2012 to become assistant director of training, and most recently served as assistant center manager.
Following Politte, “Chad [Raney] has made a significant contribution to the success of the Wichita East Learning Center,” said MacLellan. “This, along with his 20 years of experience in aviation, made him an excellent choice for assistant manager.”
Raney joined FlightSafety in 2008 at the Wichita East Learning Center as an instructor in the Hawker 900XP training program. He was named program revisions manager in 2009 and assistant director of programs the following year. He most recently served as director of programs.
Lastly, “Danny [Robayo] is a valued and respected member of our management team, and most deserving of this well-earned promotion,” said MacLellan. “His leadership abilities, and commitment to provide outstanding service and industry-leading training, will further enhance the positive experiences customers receive and the work environment teammates enjoy.”
As regional operations manager, Robayo will oversee five FlightSafety Learning Centers. He will provide guidance and support to the center managers and assist with the planning and preparation of training program delivery; customer service and satisfaction initiatives; business development; and the entry into service of flight simulators and other advanced training devices.
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.