All Five Board Members Expected To Attend And Participate
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the
final agenda, including invited presenters, for its two-day Public
Aircraft Oversight Safety Forum which will take place November
30-December 1, 2011, in the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room
in Washington, D.C. The NTSB also released a short video
highlighting the issues that will be featured at the forum.
NTSB Chair Deborah A.P Hersman
NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will chair the forum and all
five Board Members will participate. The forum, which will start at
9:00 a.m. on both days, is open to all and free to attend (there is
no registration). Seating is limited to 350.
Public aircraft are operated by a federal, state or local
government for the purpose of fulfilling governmental functions,
such as firefighting, search and rescue, law enforcement, wildlife
or land management, or aeronautical research. Government
organizations conducting public aircraft operations supervise their
own flight operations without oversight from the FAA.
Seven panels of invited experts from federal, state, and local
government entities, aviation industry trade associations, and
civil operators contracting with government entities will address
- Defining public aircraft
- Defining oversight
- The role of the FAA in public aircraft oversight.
- The oversight of government-owned and contracted aircraft.
- Contractors' perspective on public aircraft operations.
- The role of organizations representing public aircraft
operators and contractors.
At the conclusion of all presentations for each subject area,
presenters will take part in a question and answer discussion with
Board Members and NTSB staff.
Questions may also be submitted by any organization or
individual for consideration as part of the question and answer
discussions. Questions should directly address one or more of the
forum's seven topic areas (identified by the panel titles) and
should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than Friday, November 25, 2011.
The event will also be webcast live by the NTSB.