News Note: NTSB member Richard Healing last month announced his retirement from the agency, effective August 1

 - October 5, 2006, 8:38 AM

NTSB member Richard Healing last month announced his retirement from the agency, effective August 1. During his two-year tenure at the Safety Board, Healing actively advocated enhanced aviation safety for helicopters in aeromedical and offshore operations, corporate aviation as well as unmanned aircraft. He also championed human causal factors and aircraft rescue and firefighting. In November 2003, he was awarded the Saint Louis University-Parks College Vanguard Trophy “for outstanding contributions to aviation safety.”