Safe Flight Celebrates 60 Years

 - November 14, 2006, 7:21 AM

Safe Flight is celebrating its 60th year of producing products to make aviation safer. In 1944, Leonard Greene saw an airplane flown by a friend appear to simply fall out of the sky, killing the pilot and destroying the airplane. Greene, an engineer, started Safe Flight Instrument Corp. in 1946 to develop lift instrumentation that would warn a pilot of an approaching stall. Safe Flight (Booth No. 1087) also has developed automatic throttle systems, wind shear warning systems and many other innovative products.

The company’s AutoPower, an automatic throttle system, has just been STC’d on the Bombardier Challenger 605 widebody business jet. The system has been certified on 40 different aircraft types and has been installed in more than 9,000 aircraft.

Matthew Greene, who was manager of corporate communications for the company, has been appointed director of marketing.