Aircraft training provider Flightsafety International has announced the promotion of Michael Burger to the position of manager of the company’s Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey.
Burger, who joined Flightsafety in 2004 as an instructor at the UK Learning Center in Farnborough, will be succeeding Danny Robayo who was recently promoted to vice president.
“Congratulations to Michael on his well-deserved promotion,” said Dann Runik, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Michael is an outstanding leader with an in-depth understanding of Customer training needs and aviation regulatory requirements around the world.”
After serving as an instructor in Farnborough, Burger was then promoted to examiner for Hawker HS125 series aircraft, coordinator of the centre’s quality management system, and director of training.
He joined the Teterboro centre in 2015 as assistant manager, also being named EASA head of training for Flightsafety at that time, a role which will continue alongside his new position.
Before joining Flightsafety, Burger had held positions at Swiss International Airlines and Crossair AG such as instructor, first officer, and pilot in command, as well as Deputy VP Head of Training and chief ground instructor at Swiss Aviation Training.
Burger has over 4,600 flight hours and is type rated in the Saab 2000 and Hawker 800XP and the Falcon 2000 EX EASyII aircraft, and is certified as a pilot and instructor by both EASA and the FAA.