Improving the Safety of Part 135 Operations

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NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt and Board Member Michael Graham host a conversation with a variety of sized aircraft operators operating under 14 CFR Part 135 about current safety issues facing the industry and potential safety solutions. This event is free and open to the public.

March 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA


To attend in-person register here (note: Seating is limited to the first 125; all others may be moved to an overflow room).

This public meeting will also be webcast.

Watch the webcast on the NTSB YouTube Channel



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1:00PM - 1:30PM

  • Opening Remarks/NTSB Presentation - Part 135 Safety and the Case for SMS & FDM , Shaun Williams, Senior Air Safety Investigator, NTSB

1:30PM - 4:00PM (Break 2:10PM-2:25PM)

Part 135 Operator Panel - A Conversation with Chairman Sumwalt

4:00PM - 4:30PM - Audience Q&A
(in person or email

4:30PM Chairman Closing Remarks / End