The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) appointed Bruce Landsberg as vice chairman, effective Jan. 1.
Landsberg was sworn in on Aug. 7, 2018, to replace current Vice Chairman Christopher A. Hart.
Landsberg served in the U.S. Air Force and holds Gold Seal flight instructor certificates. He was previously the president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (APOA) and Air Safety Institute, stepping down in 2014. He held various management positions with Cessna Aircraft Co. and Flight Safety International, then served as industry co-chair of the runway safety program for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
President Donald Trump first nominated Landsberg for the NTSB last September.
The NTSB will now have five members serving on its board. Landsberg will replace current Vice Chairman Christopher A. Hart.
“Throughout my career, I have had a great appreciation for the work the NTSB does,” Landsberg said in a statement. “It is an honor to join the NTSB in its pursuit of transportation safety in all modes of transportation.”
Landsberg was born and raised in Maryland, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland. He currently serves as senior safety advisor to AOPA and the Air Safety Institute, and continues to write blogs and columns for their publications.
Landsberg will serve a two-year term as the NTSB vice chairman and a five-year term as an NTSB member.