Tue, Apr 15, 2003
Makes Mores Sense than 'Flight Safety Boeing,' No?
As the note that accompanied the official press
release said, "Nothing has changed.....only the name."
Monday marked the first day of operations for Alteon, formerly
called FlightSafety Boeing Training International, and now a
fully-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The occasion was
marked by employee celebrations at the 21 Alteon locations
Alteon was selected as the new name for FlightSafety Boeing
Training International (FSBTI) in January 2003 April 14 marked the
first official day of operation under the new name.
In October 2002, Boeing completed an agreement to
acquire all of FlightSafety International's (FSI) interests in
FSBTI. The company, while operating as a joint venture between
Boeing and FSI since 1997, has become the world's first truly
global aviation training company responsible for flight and
maintenance training in the 100-seat-and-above range of
"This marks a great day for our company, and is the culmination
of months of effort by many employees within Alteon and Boeing,"
said Pat Gaines, president of Alteon. "We see this day as a new
beginning - one that reflects our renewed commitment to our current
customers and our increased efforts to provide value and quality to
all airlines throughout the world."
Alteon has more than 800 employees in 21 locations worldwide,
more than 70 full-flight simulators, and numerous fixed-base and
maintenance training simulators.
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