Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NTSB highlights safety issues

Neelam Mathews
July 28, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced its new list of the most critical transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save lives.

The new "Most Wanted List" highlights 10 safety issues that impact transportation nationwide.

Aviation concerns feature heavily on the organisation’s ‘Most Wanted List’. These include promote pilot and air traffic controller professionalism; address human fatigue; require safety management systems; improve runway safety; require image and onboard data recorders; and improve general aviation safety.

"The NTSB's ability to influence transportation safety depends on our ability to communicate and advocate for changes," said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. "The Most Wanted List is the most powerful tool we have to highlight our priorities."

NTSB began issuing an annual Most Wanted List in 1990. The list released is the first one produced under a revised format developed by the agency over the past several months in an effort to modernize and streamline the list. 

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