FlightSafety Names Davenport Sole CEO

Change in management structure maintains two president positions.

David Davenport
David Davenport has been named sole CEO of FlightSafety.Courtesy FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International has named David Davenport the company's sole CEO after the company executive assumed a co-CEO role last October following the death of longtime chairman, president and CEO Bruce Whitman.

Davenport, who also remains president of FlightSafety, stepped in as co-CEO and president, Commercial, alongside Ray Johns, who was co-CEO and president, Government and Manufacturing.

Under the new management structure Johns continues as president, Government and Manufacturing, overseeing FlightSafety’s business involving government and military agencies, as well as its flight simulation/visual system design and manufacturing operations.

“After leading FlightSafety together since last October, Ray and I determined that this new structure is the best and most effective way to achieve FlightSafety’s goals while continuing to build for the future,” Davenport said. “Ray is an outstanding leader who has contributed greatly to FlightSafety‘s success since joining us in 2014. His focus on innovation and dedication to continuous product, service and process improvement is most appreciated and valued.”

Davenport joined FlightSafety in 1996 and has held many positions of increasing responsibility at various company locations since then. He is also president of the Wings Club Foundation and a member of the National Business Aviation Association Advisory Council.