GA Safety Lands on NTSB ‘Most Wanted’ List

 - July 27, 2011, 9:50 AM

General aviation safety has been added to the NTSB’s latest “Most Wanted List.” In response to this, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) president and CEO Pete Bunce said, “Safety is general aviation’s first priority and, as a result, our industry has taken on a number of initiatives to further reduce general aviation accidents and incidents.” As an example, he noted that the GA industry relaunched the General Aviation Joint Safety Committee (GAJSC) in partnership with the FAA earlier this year. Other aviation-related “most wanted” issue areas on the NTSB list include promoting pilot and air traffic controller professionalism; addressing human fatigue; requiring safety management systems; improving runway safety; and requiring image and onboard data recorders.