Broken Arrow Businessman Heads State Aeronautics Commission

Monday, July 25th 2011, 3:03 pm
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -- A Broken Arrow businessman has been selected as chairman of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

Rick Armstrong will lead the seven-member board that is responsible for encouraging, fostering and assisting in the development of aviation in Oklahoma.

This includes the preservation and improvement of the Oklahoma Airport System and promotion of the state's top employer, the aerospace industry.

Armstrong is vice president of FlightSafety International Simulation in Broken Arrow where he is responsible for the development, manufacture and certification of flight simulators for military and commercial aviation markets.

Prior to joining FlightSafety International, Armstrong worked 18 years for The NORDAM Group in Tulsa.

Oklahoma's aviation and aerospace industry is employs about 144,000 workers statewide.