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Promotion at FlightSafety International

Posted on Tuesday 1st July 2014 | Airline

FlightSafety International has promoted Mark Salzano to executive director, Government Contract Training. He assumes overall responsibility for securing and managing the business and commercial aircraft training FlightSafety provides to government agencies. 

Mark will succeed Bill Nugent, vice president, Government Contract Training, when he retires on June 30, 2014.

"Providing training to government agencies for business and commercial aircraft is a very important and growing part of our business," said Ray Johns, senior vice president, Government. "Mark's significant experience and knowledge of aviation training, proven ability to secure and manage contracts, and in-depth understanding of government agency requirements and expectations, made him the ideal choice for this very important role."

Mark began his career in aviation in 1997. He worked as a Certified Flight Instructor at Flightways, Captain for TIE Aviation and First Officer for American Eagle Airlines, Assistant Director of Training at Trans International Express, and Technical Operations Assistant for North American Airlines. 

He joined FlightSafety in 2002 at the LaGuardia Learning Center as an instructor. He went on to hold a number of positions with increasing responsibility including Assistant Quality Coordinator, Training Center Examiner, and director of Training. Mark was promoted to his most recent position as director, Government Contract Training in 2013.


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Authored by Fiona Greenyer
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