NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to Offer Training on Emergency Communications Involved in Major Aircraft Accidents and Incidents

July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON - 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 25-26, 2012, 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. Airport and airline communications professionals will provide case studies on how communications during previous aircraft incidents and accidents were handled.

Those interested in learning more should see the complete description of the training, registration information, and cost to attend at: http://go.usa.gov/fbA

A one-day version of this course is also available outside of Washington for groups of 10 or more. For details, see the course description at: http://go.usa.gov/KGc

Information about the NTSB Training Center is available at http://go.usa.gov/KG1

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



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.