Leader Interview: Brad Thress, FlightSafety International

Brad Thress, President and CEO of FlightSafety International, joined the aviation training and simulation company from Textron in February, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. Now it’s emerging from these turbulent times at about 85% of its previous activity. Training in the future will likely evolve to incorporate techniques and technologies learned over the last few months.

Bill Carey

Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers avionics, air traffic management and aviation safety for Aviation Week. A former daily newspaper reporter, he has covered the commercial, business and military aviation segments as well as unmanned aircraft systems. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2017, he worked for Aviation International News and Avionics and Rotor & Wing magazines.