Member Christopher A. Hart Designated NTSB Vice Chairman

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.