FlightSafety International Promotes Suren Meras to Executive Director of Operations
FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to executive director of Operations for the company’s global network of business and commercial aviation learning centers. Suren’s responsibilities include pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support, courseware development and simulator operations.
“Suren’s thorough understanding of FlightSafety’s training programs, his focus on customer service, and more than 35 years of aviation experience make him the ideal choice for this important role,” says Dann Runik, senior vice president, Operations. “Our customers will appreciate his commitment to excellence and in-depth understanding of their needs and expectations.”
Meras joined FlightSafety in 2007 at the Toronto Learning Center where he served as assistant center manager and director of Training. Suren was promoted to director of Training Operations in 2015 and then to senior director of Operations in 2018.
Meras holds airline transport pilot certificates issued by EASA, the FAA and Transport Canada. He has been a qualified FAA training center evaluator and EASA type-rating examiner and senior flight examiner. He has logged over 19,000 flight hours and is type-rated in the Bombardier CRJ series of aircraft, Dash 8 100, Dash 8 200, Q300 and Q400, PC-24 as well as the Fokker F-27 and Fokker 70/100.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and Seneca College, he studied child psychology and business administration. He earned an executive MBA from the University of Texas in Dallas and holds diplomas in law enforcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy and Canadian School of Private Investigation, and a certification diploma by the NTSB as an aircraft accident investigator.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Meras was chief pilot, head of Training, and a JAA senior examiner at Tyrolean Airways. He was also a captain at City Express Airlines and supervising flight and ground school instructor at Central Airways Corporation.
FlightSafety International is a professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. Over 2,000 instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at learning centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.