Safe Flight appoints Todd Smiley as Vice President, Contracts & Sales and Donna Arand-Hopkins as Director of Contracts



White Plains, New York (Tuesday, March 16, 2021) — Safe Flight Instrument, LLC, a leading manufacturer of lift instrumentation and producer of diverse aerospace electronic products has announced the appointment of industry veterans Todd Smiley as Vice President, Sales & Contracts and Donna Arand-Hopkins as Director of Contracts.

Prior to joining Safe Flight, Todd held senior leadership positions with Honeywell, Spirit AeroSystems, Honda Aircraft and Gulfstream and is a decorated United States Coast Guard Veteran.​

Donna brings to Safe Flight over 16 years of aerospace contract experience, acquired through her career at Gulfstream, Raytheon Aircraft Company, and Air Industries Group.

“The additions of Todd and Donna brings invaluable industry experience supporting international sales, contracts and business development to our executive team” said Matt Greene, Safe Flight President.

About Safe Flight

Safe Flight Instrument, LLC, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance and control systems for fixed and rotary winged aircraft. In the helicopter market, Safe Flight produces Powerline Detection and Tactile Cueing systems. The Tactile Cueing System allows the pilot to literally “feel” their way around the helicopter’s safe operating envelope of engine and drivetrain limits.

Safe Flight’s products are installed on over two-thirds of the world’s aircraft in the general aviation, corporate, commercial, and military sectors. To find out more, please visit


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