FlightSafety International has promoted Edward Koharik to general manager, Visual Systems. He assumes this responsibility from Jon Hester who retired from FlightSafety after more than 35 years of experience in the design, development and support of flight simulation products and services.

Ed leads a team of over 200 engineers, systems specialists, and service and support professionals based in St. Louis, Missouri, Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they have developed many innovative products including the new VITAL 1100 visual system and CrewView glass mirror display.

"We congratulate Ed on his well-deserved promotion," said Ray Johns, executive vice president, Government. "Since joining FlightSafety in October 2015, Ed has consistently demonstrated his outstanding leadership and management skills, and developed an in-depth understanding of the current and future needs of the commercial customers and government agencies we serve. We sincerely appreciate the many contributions Jon made to the success of FlightSafety and wish him all the best."