Washington, DC--General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce today welcomed the nomination of Christopher Hart to serve as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Hart, who currently serves as acting Chairman, has been on the Board since 2009. Previously, he was Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight and Assistant Administrator for System Safety at the FAA.
"GAMA has worked with Chris Hart in the different roles that he has served in at the NTSB and FAA over the past couple of decades," Bunce said. "As an avid general aviation pilot, he has always been willing to meet with GAMA and our members to get firsthand experience with aircraft manufacturing and new technologies, and thoroughly understands the aviation system. We hope the U.S. Senate acts quickly to confirm his nomination, and we look forward to engaging with him in this new role at the Board."
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 80 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA's website at www.GAMA.aero.