FlightSafety International is shifting its top leadership to make David Davenport the sole CEO. He will also remain president. Davenport in October stepped in as co-CEO and president, Commercial, alongside Ray Johns, who was co-CEO and president, Government and Manufacturing. The international training specialist had originally opted for the joint leadership approach after longtime chairman, president, and CEO Bruce Whitman had died.
Under the latest shift, Johns continues as president, Government and Manufacturing, overseeing FlightSafety’s business involving government and military agencies, as well as its flight simulation/visual system design and manufacturing operations.
“After leading FlightSafety together since last October, Ray and I determined that this new structure is the best and most effective way to achieve FlightSafety’s goals while continuing to build for the future,” Davenport said. “Ray is an outstanding leader who has contributed greatly to FlightSafety‘s success since joining us in 2014. His focus on innovation and dedication to continuous product, service, and process improvement is most appreciated and valued.”
Davenport has served with FlightSafety since 1996, holding positions of increasing responsibility. This included as assistant manager in Palm Beach, Florida, and manager in Savannah, Georgia. He was executive v-p before he was promoted in October. Davenport also is a president of the Wings Club Foundation and a member of NBAA’s Advisory Council.