Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman

Speeches and Testimony Archive

Christopher A. Hart

2014

  • September 9, 2014 - Board Meeting: Safety Study on Drug Use in Aviation, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements
  • September 9, 2014 - Board Meeting: UPS Flight 1354, August 14, 2013, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, AL, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements
  • August 6, 2014 - Workplace Safety Presentation, Washington, DC
  • August 1 and 8, 2014 - Presentation to Summer Aviation Camp, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
  • July 31, 2014 - Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, Hearing on Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Operating While Stoned
  • July 29, 2014 - Board Meeting: Train Derailment and Haz-Mat Release, November 30, 2012, Paulsboro, NJ, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements
  • July 25, 2014 - Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, Capital Hill, Washington, DC
  • July 15, 2014 - Board Meeting: Washington State I-5 Bridge Collapse, May 23, 2013, Mt. Vernon, WA, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements
  • July 11, 2014 - Remarks to the RADD/Office of National Drug Control Policy Ohio Teen DUID Research Summit Columbus, OH
  • July 2, 2014 - PHMSA Pipeline Safety Management System Workshop, Alexandria, VA
  • June 30, 2014 - Presentation to the Nantucket Flying Association, Nantucket, MA
  • June 24, 2014 - Board Meeting: Aviation Accident Report, Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, July 6, 2013, San Francisco, CA, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 23, 2014 - Presentation to the Assn of Transportation Law Professionals, Annapolis, MD
  • June 14, 2014 - Presentation to the Pilatus Owners and Pilots Assn, Savannah, GA
  • June 11, 2014 - Presentation to the Consortium for Systemic Risk Analytics at the MIT Sloan School, Boston, MA
  • June 4, 2014 - Presentation at Modern Solutions Power System's Conference, Houston TX
  • June 2, 2014 - Presentation at the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Research
  • May 21, 2014 - International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cabin Operations Safety Conference, Madrid, Spain
  • May 14, 2014 - Speech at Operation Lifesavers, "Working Together for Continued Improvement", Albuquerque, NM
  • May 5, 2014 - Presentation to International Transportation Safety Association Annual Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • April 10, 2014 - Observance of the 51st Anniversary of the Loss of the USS Thresher, Washington Navy Yard
  • April 7, 2014 - Presentation to Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), San Antonio, TX
  • April 4, 2014 - Presentation to Quattrone Center's Inaugural Spring Symposium, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA Presentation 1; Presentation 2
  • April 1, 2014 - Presentation to World Aviation Training Conference (WATS), Orlando, FL
  • March 31, 2014 - Presentation to ExxonMobil Safety and Wellness Seminar, Fort Worth, TX, Presentation 1; Presentation 2
  • March 30, 2014 - Presentation to 2014 International HRO Conference, Fort Worth, TX
  • March 6, 2014 - Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate, Hearing on Enhancing Our Rail Safety: Current Challenges for Passenger and Freight Rail, Washington, DC
  • February 19, 2014 - Presentation to 2014 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, Denver, CO
  • January 28, 2014 - Before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Improving the Effectiveness of the Federal Surface Transportation Safety Grants Programs, Washington, DC
  • January 22, 2014 - Presentation to the National Association of Corporate Directors, Capital Area Chapter, Washington, DC
  • January 15, 2014 - Presentation to San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernadino, CA. Presentation 1; Presentation 2
  • January 10, 2014 - Presentation to Embry-Riddle Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, Orlando, FL

2013

  • December 3, 2013 - Presentation to the Argentine Ministry of Interior and Transport Officials, NTSB HQ
  • November 18, 2013 - Presentation to Department of Engergy Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Germantown, MD
  • October 31, 2013 - Presentation to the Intl Assn of Air and Transportation Bar Assn Conference
  • October 25, 2013 - Presentation to Vaughn College of Aeronautics, New York, NY
  • September 19, 2013 - Remarks at the Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit, Washington, DC
  • September 18, 2013 - Presentation to Human and Operational Performance Conference, Houston, TX
  • September 12, 2013 - Presentation to Future of High Reliability Organizations Symposium, LeMoyne College McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation, Syracuse, NY
  • August 21, 2013 - Presentation National Labor College Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program, Linthicum Heights, MD
  • August 12, 2013 - Presentation to DOE Nuclear Executive Leadership Training
  • August 7, 2013 - Presentation at the Pipeline Integrity Verification Process Workshop, Arlington, VA
  • July 19, 2013 - Presentation to the Bullis School Aviation Camp
  • July 9, 2013 - Opening Statement, Investigative Hearing in Connection with Nov. 30, 2012, Paulsboro, NJ, Train Derailment and Haz-Mat Release
  • June 25, 2013 - Presentation to the World Conference on Disaster Management, Toronto, Canada
  • June 20, 2013 - Presentation to the American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference, Colorado Springs, CO
  • June 6, 2013 - Presentation to the MIT Sloan School Prioritization Conference, Boston, MA
  • June 5, 2013 - Presentation to the MIT Sloan School Prioritization Conference, Boston, MA
  • May 1, 2013 - Presentation to BBA Aviation, NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA
  • March 7, 2013 - Presentation to the National Safety Council, Alexandria, VA
  • February 8, 2013 - Presentation to the Patient Safety & Quality Symposium 2013, St. Louis, MO
  • January 9, 2013 - Presentation to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) Planning Meeting, Arlington, VA

2012

  • December 3, 2012 - Presentation to the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Runway Safety Summit, Washington, DC
  • December 3, 2012 - Presentation to the DOE Nuclear Executive Leadership Team, Baltimore, MD
  • November 16, 2012 - Presentation to the Yellow Jacket Flying Club, Atlanta, GA
  • November 16, 2012 - Presentation at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • November 12, 2012 - Presentation at John Hopkins Outpatient Center, Baltimore, MD
  • October 25, 2012 - Presentation at NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA
  • October 22, 2012 - Presentation to the National Association for Pupil Transportation, Memphis, TN
  • October 12, 2012 - Presentation to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Palm Springs, CA
  • October 3, 2012 - Presentation at the DFG-NSF Conference, Washington, DC
  • September 27, 2012 - Presentation at the University of Mississippi Law School, University, MS
  • August 20, 2012 - Presentation to the DOE Nuclear Executive Leadership Team, Bethesda, MD
  • August 8, 2012 - Presentation to Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather, Wash, DC
  • August 7, 2012 - Presentation to the International System Safety Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • July 23, 2013 - Presentation to the Aviation summer program at Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN
  • July 20, 2012 - Presentation to the Summer Aviation Camp at Bullis School, Potomac, MD
  • June 7, 2012 - Presentation to the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) in Arlington, VA
  • May 23, 2012 - Presentation 5th International HRO Conference, Chicago, IL
  • May 2-3, 2012 - Presentation to the Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs, CO
  • April 19, 2012 - Presentation at Southern Gas Association Management Conference, Austin, TX
  • April 17, 2012 - Presentation at Wells Fargo Leadership Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • April 11, 2012 - Presentation at Wells Fargo Leadership Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • March 30, 2012 - Presentation MAE 2012 Seminar Series at Princeton University
  • March 29, 2012 - Presentation at NTSB Training Center to Foreign Embassy Representatives, Ashburn, VA
  • March 28, 2012 - Presentation North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Atlanta, GA
  • March 20, 2012 - Presentation National Safety Council Transportation Safety Division, Crystal City, VA
  • March 13, 2012 - Presentation Public Service Electric & Gas Company, Newark, NJ
  • February 28, 2012 - Presentation Surface Transportation and High Speed Rail Summit, Washington, DC
  • February 22, 2012 - Presentation Runway Safety Presentation to ALPA, Herndon, VA
  • February 13, 2012 - Testimony before the Senate Committee on Transportation State of New York on NTSB Recommendation Addressing Distracted Driving Albany, New York

2011

  • November 14, 2011 - Presentation at National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • November 1, 2011 - Presentation at American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) , Runway Safety Summit, Phoenix, AZ
  • October 28, 2011 - Presentation at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Headquarters, Washington DC
  • October 25, 2011 - Presentation at the 2011 Bombardier Safety Standown, Wichita, KS
  • October 17, 2011 - Presentation at American Gas Association Executive Conference, San Diego, CA
  • October 13, 2011 - Presentation to University of Southern California Class ISE 370L
  • October 13, 2011 - Presentation at University of California, San Bernadino
  • October 1, 2011 - Presentation at VR-56 Safety Standown Norfolk, VA
  • September 11, 2011 - Remarks at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators 2011 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • August 29, 2011 - Presentation at DOE Nuclear Executive Leadership Training
  • August 17, 2011 - Presentation at NTSB
  • July 21, 2011 - Statement Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate Hearing on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Reauthorization
  • July 20 & 27, 2011 - Presentation at the Bullis School Aviation Camp, Potomac, MD
  • July 13, 2011 - Presentation at the M&N Aviation Safety Standdown Conference, Denver, CO
  • June 13, 2011- Presentation to American Bankers Association
  • June 2, 2011 - American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Criminalization, New York, NY
  • May 25, 2011 - Moderators comments at the ICAO Runway Safety Meeting, Montreal
  • May 9, 2011 - Presentation to the Insurance Institute of London
  • May 5, 2011 - Presentation at the International Society Air Safety Investigators Conference, Herndon, Va
  • May 3, 2011 - Presentation at Institutes for Behavior Resources 50th Anniversary Celebration, Baltimore, MD
  • April 7, 2011 - Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on Railroad and Hazardous Materials Transportation Programs: Reforms and Improvements to Reduce Regulatory Burdens, Washington, DC
  • April 6 & 13, 2011 - Presentation to Wells Fargo Leadership Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • March 22, 2011 - Remarks at Communicating for Safety Conference hosted by National Air Controllers Association, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 14, 2011 - Remarks Before The Transporation and Telecommunications Committee, Nebraska Legislature, on Legislative Bill 52, Repeal of Nebraska's Universal Helmet Law, Lincoln, NE
  • January 25, 2011 - Remarks at the meeting with the Nigerian Federal Road Safety Corps officials, Washington, DC
  • January 20, 2011 - Remarks at 2011 Airline Symposium, McLean, VA

2010

    • November 16, 2010 - Remarks on Improve Motorcycle Safety, Most Wanted List Press Conference: State Issues, Washington, DC
    • November 13, 2010 - Remarks on "Fatigue Issues in Transportation Safety" at New Jersey Sleep Society Annual Education Symposium
    • October 19, 2010 - Remarks at Dangerous Goods Advisory Council's 2010 Conference in Seattle, WA
    • September 28, 2010 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, United States Senate, Hearing on Pipeline Safety: Assessing the San Bruno, California Explosion and Other Recent Accidents, Washington, DC
    • September 23, 2010 - Testimony before theSubcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives, Hearing onPipeline Safety Oversight and Legislation, Washington, DC
    • August 31, 2010 - Remarks at Leadership and Major Accident Risk Seminar, Stavanger, Norway.
    • August 3, 2010 - Remarks at the Preparedness Forum - Rural Response Workshop hosted by Institute of Medicine, Keck Center, Washington D.C.
    • July 22, 2010 - "Reducing Risk While Improving Productivity: Key Lessons Learned" at BBS/HPI Best Practices Workshop held at Los Alamos National Laboratories, NM
    • June 24, 2010 - Remarks at the 2010 Rail Corridor Safety Conference, Tacoma, WA
    • June 13, 2010 - Remarks at the Western State Boating Administrators Association Annual Conference, Park City, Utah
    • April 14, 2010 - Remarks at the Brotherhood of Locomotive, Engineers and Trainmen's National Association, State Legislative Board Chairmen Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL
    • April 7, 2010 - Testimony before the Environmental Matters Committee, Maryland House, In Support Of Senate Bill 92, Amending Personal Floatation Device Requirements For Children, Annapolis, MD
    • March 3, 2010 - Remarks at the 2010 Air Charter Safety Foundation Conference, Chantilly, VA
    • February 25, 2010 - Testimony before the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Maryland State Senate, on Senate Bill 492 - Repeal of Maryland's Universal Helmet Law, Annapolis, MD
    • February 20, 2010 - Remarks before the Maryland Annual Instructor Conference, Sykesville, MD

2009

    • December 17, 2009 - Remarks of Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman, at His Swearing-In Ceremony, Washington, D.C.
    • October 28, 2009 - (PDF, 357 KB) Address on Managing Communications During an Aircraft Disaster at the NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA
    • October 21, 2009 - (PDF, 360 KB) Address to the Transportation Disaster Assistance Class at the NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA
    • October 14, 2009 - (PDF, 703 KB) Remarks on Improving Safety and Productivity at the Same Time at the Annual Conference of Information Systems Audit and Control Association in Las Vegas, NV
    • September 28, 2009 - (PDF, 360 KB) Remarks on Aviation Lesson Learned: Two Essential HRO at the Department of Energy Nuclear Executive Leadership Training Seminar, Washington, DC.
    • September 15, 2009 - (PDF, 2.05 MB) Testimony before the Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Hearing on Aviation Safety: The Hudson River Midair Collision and the Safety of Air Operations in Congested Airspace, Washington, DC - Accompanying presentation

Vice Chairman Hart's Bio

Christopher A. Hart was sworn in as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on August 12, 2009, and designated by the President for a 2-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board on August 18, 2009. He is currently serving his third term as Vice Chairman. In August 2013, President Obama nominated him for a second term as Board Member.

Member Hart joined the Board after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a Member of the NTSB. Immediately before returning to the Board, Member Hart was Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration. He was previously the FAA Assistant Administrator for the Office of System Safety.

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