NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


December 2, 2003 

Washington, DC - The National Transportation Safety Board will host a forum on safety issues related to the U.S. air cargo industry on March 30 - 31, 2004, at the new NTSB Academy in Ashburn, Virginia.

"The goal of this forum is to intensify the industry- government dialogue on air cargo safety and to help advance the important work currently being done in this area," said NTSB Chairman Ellen G. Engleman. "Air cargo is a critical segment of our transportation system and we need to do all we can to ensure that the highest safety standards are maintained."

The forum program will consist of presentations by industry and government representatives focused on four main topic areas - Operations, Maintenance, Human Factors, and Regulatory Requirements. NTSB Members will lead follow-on panel discussions that will seek to identify pressing safety issues, potential solutions, and any possible impediments to resolving safety concerns.

Forum contact information --

Mail: Cargo Forum, NTSB Academy, 45065 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147.
Telephone: (571) 223-3900, Fax: (571) 223-3904

For driving directions and other information about the Academy, see the NTSB web site at www.ntsb.gov.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.