Richard joined FlightSafety International as Executive Vice President, Safety after 25 years at NetJets Aviation.
He and the safety team achieved Active Conformance status in the FAA Safety Management System program for the air carrier and repair station and established five FAA approved Aviation Safety Action Programs.
Richard managed the Aviation Emergency Response Plan execution, program content, drills, planning and execution, and implemented Fatigue Risk Management and Flight Operations Quality Assurance programs.
Richard flew in corporate, regional airline and fractional aircraft ownership operations and is type rated in a wide variety of business and commercial aircraft. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license in the United States, and an Australian Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument and multi-engine instructor ratings.
Richard earned a Master of Science degree from Embry Riddle University with a minor in safety program management.