NTSB Safety Compass

1/24 TTP NE-1 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18 chart at Portland INTL Jetport (PWM), Portland, ME depicts the coastline incorrectly. More Info HERE.    1/21 Charting Notice re: d-TPP (PDF ISSUE) - HERE    1/19 Latest 5G Delay Welcomed but Ultimate Solution Unlikely Soon - HERE    1/19 FAA FLIGHT ADVISORY SUPER BOWL LVI SOFI STADIUM - 13 February - HERE    1/14 US expected to be short 12,000 pilots by next year - HERE    1/13 FAA Releases 1,500 Notams To Address 5G Disruptions - HERE    1/12 Mystery FAA Ground Stop Leads To Speculation On N. Korean Missile Test - HERE    1/10 HAI Heli Expo Returns! March in Dallas - HERE    1/09 Bad News at KWHP - Engine Out Plane on Tracks hit by Train - HERE    1/08 Ontario man arrested after laser pointed at sheriff’s helicopter crew in San Bernardino - HERE    1/08 FAA 5G STATEMENTS - Airport Lists & More - HERE    1/07 Buttigieg Describes Government’s Role in Fostering Innovation - HERE    01/05 California Challenges San Bernardino Air Cargo Facility Used by Amazon - HERE     12/30 Breaking News: BA B-777ER Windshield Hit By Ice From Higher-Flying Aircraft - HERE    12/26 U.S. Aviation, Telecom Industries Report Progress Over 5G Safety Talks - HERE    12/26 FAA Launches Investigation Into Santa Clara Safety Concerns - HERE    12/20 Report: Navy Deploys ‘Ghostbusters’ After Drone Sightings Off the California Coast - HERE    12/20 Forest Service says there’s not enough time to issue new helicopter contracts for 2022 - HERE    12/20 Flight Training Bill Dropped From Defense Authorization - HERE     12/08 New FAA Policy Limits Use of Automatic Landing, RNP at Airports Vulnerable to 5G Interference - HERE    12/01 Skyports to develop Europe’s first vertiport in Paris - HERE    11/30 Walmart launches drone deliveries with DroneUp - HERE    11/23 Canada Limits 5G To Protect Air Travel - HERE     11/09 First Domestic Drone Attack Documented - HERE    Volocopter teams with Urban Movement Labs to explore Los Angeles market - HERE    10/13 VFR GLIDERS' USE OF TRANSPONDER CODE 1202 - HERE    9/14 PUBLIC SAFETY SPOTLIGHTED IN EFFORT TO CURB AIRCRAFT LASER STRIKES - HERE    8/26 Archer Announces Deal That Will Bring eVTOL Landing Sites to Major Cities - HERE    7/13 HHR EVENING INSTRUMENT APPROACH ACTIVE NOW!!    6/03 AVIATION GROUPS WANT TO HELP IMPLEMENT REAL-TIME SUA NOTIFICATIONS - HERE

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NTSB SAFETY COMPASS- The Official Blog of the Chairman

 

 

 

The Official Blog of the NTSB Chairman

Currently the Chairman is veteran NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt
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About the National Transportation Safety Board
Our Mission

Making transportation safer by conducting independent accident investigations, advocating safety improvements, and deciding pilots’ and mariners’ certification appeals.
Legislative Mandate

Maintaining our congressionally mandated independence and objectivity;
Conducting objective, precise accident investigations and safety studies;
Performing fair and objective airman and mariner certification appeals;
Advocating and promoting safety recommendation;
Assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.

Who is the NTSB?

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.
Read more about the NTSB in the 2018 to 2022 Strategic Plan

Robert L. Sumwalt - 14th Chairman of the NTSB - Bio as written 3/16/2019 in Wikipedia:

Prior to coming to the board, Sumwalt was a pilot for 32 years, including 24 years as an airline pilot with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways.[6] After his airline career, he joined SCANA, a Fortune 500 energy company, where he managed its corporate aviation department.[7] He logged over 14,000 flight hours and earned type ratings in five aircraft.

Sumwalt worked on special assignment to the US Airways Flight Safety Department where he was involved in the development of numerous airline-safety programs. He served on the US Airways Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Monitoring Team.[8]
Sumwalt served as an air safety representative for Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) for 17 years where he chaired ALPA's Human Factors and Training Group. He was a co-founder of that organization's Critical Incident Response Program, which provides guidance to airline personnel involved in traumatic events such as accidents.

From 1991 to 1999, Sumwalt conducted aviation-safety research as a consultant to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System, where he studied flight-crew human factors.

Sumwalt co-authored a book on aircraft accidents and he wrote chapters pertaining to aircraft accident investigation in two books. He has written extensively on aviation-safety matters, having published over 90 articles and papers.  In 2003, Sumwalt joined the faculty of the University of Southern California's Aviation Safety and Security Program, where he was the primary human-factors instructor.