NBAA welcomes Bruce Landsberg nomination as “perfect choice”
The National Business Aviation Association has welcomed the nomination of safety expert Bruce Landsberg to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The NBAA says Landsberg has an impressive track record on aircraft safety issues, and is a “perfect choice” for the NTSB.
Landsberg’s nomination by the White House for a five-year term, beginning on 1 January 2018, must be confirmed by the Senate. If it is, he will be designated NTSB vice chairman for two years.
“His impressive breadth of experience and no-nonsense approach to safety will be an important asset to the board’s work”
He is a former president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute and is currently its senior safety advisor. He has also worked with regulatory agencies and other aviation safety stakeholders, including the Federal Aviation Administration (as the industry co-chair of its runway safety programme), the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the National Weather Service, and the NBAA.
Before joining the AOPA, Landsberg held management positions at Cessna and FlightSafety International. He has logged more than 6,000 hours of flight time and holds airline transport pilot, single-engine, multiengine and instrument flight instructor certificates.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said: “Bruce has demonstrated a passion for aviation safety through his long and successful career. His work with federal agencies, industry groups and other stakeholders makes him a perfect choice to serve on the NTSB. His impressive breadth of experience and no-nonsense approach to safety will be an important asset to the board’s work.
“We hope he wins quick Senate approval, and we look forward to working with him in his new role.”
The Senate approved Robert L. Sumwalt, a former member of the NBAA’s safety committee, to be the 14th chairman of the NTSB earlier this year.