NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg, an aviation safety expert who is a familiar face to general aviation pilots, will serve in his NTSB leadership role for three additional years, the board announced August 26.
The former AOPA Air Safety Institute executive director was appointed to a five-year NTSB board position in August 2018 when he was also designated the NTSB’s vice chairman for a two-year term.
Landsberg is a respected aviation safety advocate and a 7,000-hour pilot who holds an airline transport pilot certificate as well as single-engine, multiengine, and instrument flight instructor certificates.
He has been an AOPA member for more than 40 years and is often seen piloting his pristine Beechcraft Bonanza A36.
“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 is advocating for several GA safety recommendations during his term. He would like to see a more user-friendly notam system, as well as improved weather forecasts and the reduction of weather-related aviation crashes through more extensive in-flight weather reporting by pilots.
He also supports a reduction in driving distractions and speed-related highway crashes, reliable automation in vehicles, and automated enforcement on highways.