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NTSB to hold aviation safety forum

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to hold a three-day "Professionalism in Aviation" safety forum beginning on May 18 at its L'Enfant Plaza headquarters in Washington.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will chair the forum, which will be open to the public. Ten panels composed of experts from the corporate world, government and academia will discuss developing and maintaining professionalism in pilots and air traffic controllers.

Here is the agenda from the NTSB:

Tuesday, May 18
-- Welcome and Opening Remarks
-- Keynote Presentation
-- Screening and Selection Methods and Their Role in
Developing Professional Pilots
-- Structured Development of Professional Pilots
-- Developing Excellence and Professionalism in Air
Traffic Controllers Through Screening, Selection, and

Wednesday, May 19
-- Developing Professionalism and Excellence Through
Operator Training
-- Shared Responsibility to Reinforce Professional
Standards in Pilots
-- Shared Responsibility to Reinforce Professional
Standards in Air Traffic Controllers
-- The Captain's Role in Ensuring Professionalism

Thursday, May 20
-- Ensuring Effective Pilot-Controller Communications
-- Ensuring Excellence Through Data and Information
-- The Role of the Regulator in Ensuring Professionalism
in Aviation
-- Closing Remarks

Complete information is available here.

The NTSB is located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. The forum will be in the Board Room and Conference Center.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 10, 2010; 10:49 AM ET
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