NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


June 30, 2010

Washington, DC - Earl F. Weener, Ph.D., took the oath of office today as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Dr. Weener is a licensed pilot who has dedicated his entire career to the field of aviation safety. He most recently has been a consultant and fellow for the Flight Safety Foundation, where he worked to reduce accidents through coordinated industry programs.

From 1984 to 1999, Dr. Weener held a series of positions with The Boeing Company, including three Chief Engineer positions, in Airworthiness, Reliability and Maintainability, and Safety; in System Engineering; and in Safety Technology Development. He also served four years as Boeing's Manager of Government Affairs.

He has served as a general aviation flight instructor and Part 135 pilot.

Dr. Weener earned all three of his academic degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan - his bachelor's, master's and doctorate.

Among his awards are a 1994 Laurel Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine and, in 2005, the Honeywell Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety.

Dr. Weener's term as a Member of the NTSB expires December 31, 2015.

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