NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


April 20, 2006

Washington, D.C. -- The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC.

Agenda Item: Safety Report - Treatment of Safety-Critical Systems in Transport Airplanes.

The Board will consider a Safety Report looking at the processes used by the Federal Aviation Administration to assess safety-critical systems on transport category aircraft. The report draws on lessons learned about certification issues in four major accidents investigated by the Board between 1994 and 2001 that, collectively, accounted for 60 percent of the air carrier fatalities in that period.

Directions to the NTSB Board Room:

Front Door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take escalator down one level. Board Room will be to your left.

A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the Board's website at www.ntsb.gov. Technical support details are available under "Board Meetings." To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.

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.