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Thress leads FlightSafety as president and CEO
Former Textron high flyer Brad Thress has stepped into the role of president and CEO of aviation training company FlightSafety.

Brad Thress joins FlightSafety International as president and CEO following the departure of David Davenport.

“I am honoured to join FlightSafety International and look forward to leading this exceptional company,” says Thress. “FlightSafety is known for enhancing aviation safety around the world by providing the highest quality training programmes and products, thanks to its outstanding teammates. Together we will build an even stronger and more successful company.”

FlightSafety is grateful to Davenport for his many contributions since he joined in 1996. His leadership, dedication to excellence and focus on customer service are most appreciated and valued.

Thress joins from Textron Aviation where he most recently served as senior vice president, global parts, programme and flight operations, and as president of Able Aerospace. During his 27 years with the comapny he held several leadership roles within many business areas including engineering, flight operations and customer service. In addition, he served as Cessna senior vice president of business jets. He has a BEng from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Baker University.

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