David Smukowski Appointed President of FlightSafety Boeing

David Smukowski has been appointed president of FlightSafety Boeing Training International.

FlightSafety Boeing is a joint venture between The Boeing Company and FlightSafety International. The one-year-old organization provides the world's most advanced and comprehensive airline pilot and maintenance technician training services.

Smukowski has been deputy president of FlightSafety Boeing since September 1997. In his new position, Smukowski has full authority to manage all company operations.

"David has been instrumental in developing FlightSafety Boeing's growth strategy," said A.L. Ueltschi, president of FlightSafety International and chairman of the FlightSafety Boeing board of directors. "With this change, the board is expressing its strong confidence in David's ability to execute this strategy and make FlightSafety Boeing the global leader for providing pilot and maintenance training solutions to operators of large transport aircraft, military aircraft and spacecraft."

Smukowski will report directly to the executive committee of the FlightSafety Boeing board, comprised of Ueltschi and Larry Clarkson, president of Boeing Enterprises.

Before becoming deputy president of FlightSafety Boeing Training International, Smukowski was director of Business Strategy and Development for Boeing Enterprises, which he helped establish. He was also instrumental in the formation of the FlightSafety Boeing joint venture.

Smukowski began his Boeing career in 1979, immediately after receiving his degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Bellevue, Wash., with his wife and two daughters.