WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation veteran Bruce Landsberg officially became vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday.
As previously reported, the Senate confirmed Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy as new board members for NTSB on July 24. President Trump had nominated both of them for the posts, and he had designated Landsberg to serve as the agency’s vice chairman for two years.
On Tuesday, Landsberg was sworn in as a member and vice chairman by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. Landsberg, a longtime general aviation safety advocate, is past president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute and has held management positions with FlightSafety International and Cessna Aircraft Co.
“Throughout my career, I have had a great appreciation for the work the NTSB does,” Landsberg said. “It is an honor to join the NTSB in its pursuit of transportation safety in all modes of transportation.”
Landsberg has logged more than 6,000 hours piloting aircraft, and he holds an airline transport pilot certificate and multiple flight instructor certificates. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
“Vice Chairman Landsberg’s expertise and longstanding commitment to safety will be invaluable assets,” Sumwalt said. “We welcome him to the NTSB.”
Landsberg’s term as an NTSB board member expires Dec. 31, 2022. Homendy, the other new member confirmed by the Senate, is slated to join the board soon, NTSB said on Tuesday.