David Powell joins FlightSafety International

Dave PowellFlightSafety International has announced that David Powell has joined the company as executive directorof  helicopter business development.

“We are pleased to welcome Dave to the FlightSafety team. He brings more than 25 years of helicopter industry experience, a successful military career, and commitment to excellence in Customer service,” said Steve Gross, vice president, sales. “Dave’s in-depth understanding of Customer needs, industry trends, and current and future requirements of helicopter operators around the world, will help FlightSafety to grow this important segment of our business.”

Powell joined FlightSafety after a 25 year career with Sikorsky Aircraft, serving most recently as vice president sales for the Americas.

Powell graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Engineering. After graduation he continued his professional development earning his “Navy Wings of Gold” at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Powell was also an engineering test pilot assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft and retired from the Navy after 20 years of active duty and naval reserve service with the rank of Navy Commander.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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