Brian Moore has been named senior vice president, operations at FlightSafety International. He assumes responsibility for operations at the company's worldwide network of Learning Centers from Dann Runik, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
“FlightSafety's customers and teammates will benefit from Brian's leadership, experience, expertise and commitment to provide the highest quality training and services,” says president and CEO David Davenport. “We thank Dann for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
Moore will oversee the operational aspects of the Learning Center network, providing guidance and support for operations, the development, management and delivery of training programs, as well as interaction with aviation regulatory agencies worldwide. His responsibilities will also include customer service and satisfaction initiatives, business development and the entry into service of flight simulators and other advanced training devices.
Moore joined FlightSafety in 1990 as an instructor for Beechcraft Bonanza, Baron and Premier aircraft. He was promoted to programme manager of Bonanza and Baron training in 1997, assistant programme manager of training for the Premier in 2007, relationship manager for Hawker and Beechcraft in 2008 and assistant manager of FlightSafety's Wichita Cessna Learning Center in 2014. He was promoted to manager of the Wichita East Center in 2015, to executive director of operations in 2017 and most recently served as CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training, a joint training venture with TRU Simulation + Training for Textron Aviation aircraft established in April 2019.
As well as a BSc in Professional Aeronautics, an Associate of Science in Business Management and an MBA in Aviation, Moore holds Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor and Multi Engine Instructor certificates. He has over 3,000 hours of flying experience and is type rated in the Beechcraft Premier RA-390S and Citation Longitude CE700. To date he has provided more than 6,000 hours of ground school and simulator instruction.
Moore is replaced as CEO by Rich High, who joined FlightSafety in 2005 as an instructor and became assistant manager of the Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas the following year. He was promoted to manager of the Center in 2007 and was named regional operations manager in 2009, before joining FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training.
“Rich is a highly valued member of our management team and a very capable leader,” adds Davenport. “Our customers and team mates value and appreciate his in depth understanding of our industry, experience in training operations and his dedication to deliver the highest quality programmes and services.”
Previously High was commanding officer of the University of Kansas NROTC Unit. He served in the US Navy for 35 years, flew over 8,000 hours in the P-3 Orion and retired with the rank of captain.
FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training serves operators of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft at 17 Learning Centers around the world, using a fleet of 89 full flight simulators.