Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – General aviation safety expert, Bruce Landsberg, has been nominated to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) by the Trump Administration for a five-year term.
Landsberg, an award-winning expert on pilot safety, has written hundreds of articles on the topic and helped develop dozens of online courses. He also has worked with regulatory agencies and other aviation safety stakeholders, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), and National Weather Service (NWS). He has served as the industry co-chair of the FAA Runway Safety Program and the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee. Additionally, Landsberg has held management positions with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute, Cessna Aircraft and FlightSafety International.
Landsberg was born and raised in Maryland, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Maryland, and is a former U.S. Air Force officer. He has logged more than 6,000 hours and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate; and Single-Engine, Multi-Engine and Instrument Flight Instructor Certificates.
The Senate recently approved another general aviation industry veteran, Robert L. Sumwalt III, to be the 14th chairman of NTSB. Sumwalt is a former member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Safety Committee, and managed a flight department for a utility company in South Carolina before being appointed to NTSB in August 2006. If confirmed by the Senate, Landsberg will be vice chairman of NTSB for a two-year term.