CPaT Global, the world’s leading provider of distance learning for the airline and aviation industry, today announced a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dave Rapley. Dave brings more than 30 years of experience in the aviation training industry to CPaT’s Executive Leadership.

Rapley founded Aerosim Technologies Inc. and served as CEO for Aerosim’s Flight Training Acquisitions division. He later served as Vice President of Technology for L3 Commercial Training Systems. Most recently, Mr. Rapley served as the Chief Technology Officer for Britespot Solutions, where he analyzed fit-for-market strategies for companies to help them maximize product sustainability and go-to-market planning. His extensive history in the training market began with Simulation Software Development at Singer Link Miles.

Dave Rapley

“I am honored to join the professional team at CPaT,” said Dave Rapley, CPaT President and CEO. “CPaT is quickly becoming the thought leader in aviation distance learning and airline training, and I look forward to expanding on the innovation that CPaT is known for.”

Rapley’s leadership role continues the talent growth of CPaT’s team. In the last year, other experienced Aviation Training Executives joined the company including Mr. Simon Newcomb from L3Harris Technologies, and Mr. Frank Viera Hugger from MINT Software Systems.