President Barack Obama has designated National Transportation Safety Board Member Christopher A. Hart as the agency's Vice Chairman.
Hart was sworn in as a Member of the NTSB on August 12 to a term that ends December 31, 2012. His term as Vice Chairman will run for two years.
Vice Chairman Hart comes to the Board after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a Member of the NTSB during the 1990s. He most recently was Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration. He is an aerospace engineer, attorney, and a licensed pilot with commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings.