J. Bruce Huffman / President / CEO
J. Bruce Huffman is a 37 year veteran of business aviation, successfully developing and leading organizations' to excellence in operational management. Mr. Huffman founded Flight Assurance LLC in 2009 and remains the principal consultant while developing a unique offering of process templates to provide a host of compliance solutions for the operator of any business aircraft.
His past assignments have included service as the Director, Sales Demonstration Flight Operations for Bombardier Business Aircraft Division; responsible for both Challenger and Learjet units, Senior Vice President, Customer Operations for Avolar; where his team built the IT and operating infrastructure for a business aircraft fractional start up, Senior Vice President, International for NetJets and Managing Director for the NetJets Europe Operation, and was a Flight Standards Captain for the IBM Flight Operation for nearly twenty years; gaining widely recognized industry expertise in aircraft acquisitions, specification, and entry into service documentation and training.
Mr. Huffman retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel. During a distinguished career, of both active and reserve component service, Mr. Huffman held a number of Command and Staff positions and is a Master Army Aviator with 25 years of continuous aviation service.
Mr. Huffman holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate, in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, an active Certified Flight Instructor rating in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, has numerous Type ratings, was formerly an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, and has attained more than 14,000 hours of accident free flying.
He is the Chairman of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and is a member of the V.H.P.A., the Reserve Officers Association, Association of the United States Army, Army Aviation Association of America, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Mr. Huffman received his Bachelor's degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University and his Masters of Science in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University. He currently resides in Tuscon, Arizona with his wife and is actively involved with a variety of aviation and veteran's organizations.