NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Final Agenda for NTSB's General Aviation Search and Rescue Forum Announced
Agency also releases promotional video

July 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board today released the final agenda including speakers' names, affiliations, and biographies for the forum on General Aviation Search and Rescue. The forum, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 & 18, starts at 9 am and will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC.

Representatives from government and industry will serve as panelists during the forum and will discuss key safety topics including the regulations, policies, and procedures that affect search and rescue at a federal level.

Panelists will share information about emerging technologies and how they can shape and improve general aviation search and rescue missions. During the forum, there will be dialog between search organizations, technology manufacturers, and industry groups on the issues currently impacting the general aviation and search and rescue communities.

In addition to the agenda, the NTSB has released a promotional video highlighting the major issues to be discussed at the forum. The video may be viewed here:

The forum is open to the public and free of charge. It can also be viewed via webcast at www.ntsb.gov.

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Terry Williams



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.