NTSB Offer Training On Aircraft Accident Emergency Communications


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NTSB Offer Training On Aircraft Accident Emergency Communications

Eddy Metcalf

August 9, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident. 

The training will be offered on October 7-8, 2010, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, (near Washington, D.C.) and is aimed at communications professionals working with airports, airlines and corporations with aviation departments. 

Representatives from the NTSB Office of Public Affairs will explain the process by which investigation-related information is verified and released to the news media and the family members of those affected by a major accident. 

Members of the national news media will be there to discuss how previous accidents have been covered and to talk about how social media is changing how breaking news is disseminated and consumed.


The NTSB Training Center is the training facility for the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency that investigates all civil aviation accidents in the United States and selected accidents in other modes of transportation. 

The Training Center provides training for NTSB investigators and others from the transportation community to improve their practice of accident investigation techniques. The curriculum promotes independent, objective, and technically advanced accident investigations that will enhance the safety of all modes of transportation.

The Mission of the NTSB Training Center is to promote safe transport by ensuring and improving the quality of accident investigation through critical thought, instruction, and research. Communicating lessons learned, fostering the exchange of new ideas and new experience, and advocating operational excellence. Providing a modern platform for accident reconstruction and evaluation, utilizing its high-quality training resources to facilitate family assistance and first responder programs, sister agency instruction, and other compatible federal activity.

Airport and airline communications professionals will provide case studies on how communications during previous aircraft incidents and accidents were handled. Located on the Virginia campus of The George Washington University in Ashburn, the Training Center is ten miles from Washington Dulles Airport and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. Those interested in learning more should see the complete description of the training, registration information, and cost to attend at:  http://www.ntsb.gov/TC/CourseInfo/PA302_2010.htm 


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