• The next CAT magazine will feature a profile of FSI’s new leadership team, publication date 22 April.

FlightSafety International has officially moved from New York to the Birthplace of American Aviation, Central Ohio. The 71-year-old company cut the ribbon Wednesday to open its new headquarters in Columbus, just up the road from Dayton, where the Wright Brothers built the first powered, controlled, heavier-than-air aircraft for sustained flight. 

"Aviation is very important to Ohio's economy and having leading aviation companies like FlightSafety International choose to move from New York to Columbus is evidence we're doing something right here in Ohio,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the ceremony.

"Projects like this with FlightSafety are very important because they're part of our strategic future," he added.

Husted also noted that chipmaker Intel is planning a 1,000-acre ‘mega-site’ just outside Columbus, a $20-billion investment.

FlightSafety's $3.1-million project includes the new 35,000-square-foot facility, which will support long-term growth, talent recruitment and workforce retention, the company said. They have 4,300 employees worldwide at 30 flight and maintenance training centers, as well as simulation and defense manufacturing in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

FSI was founded in 1951 by A.L. Ueltschi. It is now a Berkshire Hathaway company.

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