Landsberg Appointed to Three More Years as NTSB Vice Chair

 - August 27, 2020, 10:28 AM

Bruce Landsberg was appointed to a three-year term as vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), continuing in a role he has served since joining the board on Aug. 7, 2018.

In 2018 Landsberg accepted a five-year term on the board and at the same time began the initial two-year term as NTSB vice chairman. The reappointment aligns the vice-chairmanship with his initial term on the board.

Landsberg joined the board with a substantial background in general aviation safety, having served with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from 1992 to 2014. When he retired from the association in 2014, he was president of the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute. Before his time with AOPA, Landsberg served in the U.S. Air Force and held roles with Cessna Aircraft, FlightSafety International, and Flying magazine.

“Bruce brings a wealth of experience to the NTSB with his extensive general aviation safety background,” said NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt. “While serving as vice chairman during the past two years, Bruce has provided great assistance to me in my role as chairman. I’m delighted that President Trump has allowed him to continue in that capacity for another three years.”

Landsberg cited as priorities for his next term improving weather forecasts and reducing weather-related aviation crashes; working toward a user-friendly Notam system; and reducing distraction and speeding-related highway crashes.

“It’s been a privilege to work with staff, fellow board members, and the public to improve our national transportation system,” said Landsberg. “Unfortunately, there is no shortage of safety opportunities and we’ll be looking at ways to apply some of the systemic approaches that have been used so successfully in aviation to some of the other modes.”