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2009-08-27 08:50:00

Distracted Driving, New Technologies Among Topics to be Discussed WASHINGTON and SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety will host the annual GHSA meeting at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center August 30-September 2. Approximately 500 top highway safety and public health officials from across the country will be in attendance. The 2009 GHSA conference theme,...

2009-08-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequa Corporation, a diversified industrial company owned by The Carlyle Group, today named former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Mark V. Rosenker to its Board of Directors. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090812/NY60395 ) Rosenker, who held the top NTSB position until his resignation in July, also retired as a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in December 2006, after 37 years of combined active and reserve...

2009-06-29 10:30:00

DENVER, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, announced today it has filed a petition with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) requesting the Board reconsider/modify its probable cause determination related to the June 29, 2008 mid-air collision accident in Flagstaff, Arizona. The NTSB Probable Cause Report states that "both pilots failed to see and avoid the other helicopter on...

2009-05-01 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 22, 2009, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) denied an appeal by the FAA and affirmed the initial decision of Administrative Law Judge William A. Pope, II, modifying an emergency order. The FAA sought revocation of the air carrier certificate held by Air Trek, Inc., an air ambulance operator based in Punta Gorda, Florida. Air Trek has been grounded since May 24, 2008, when the FAA first issued an emergency order indefinitely...

2009-04-17 07:14:00

DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The urgent recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week to ground the fleet Zodiac CH-601XL Special Light Sport Aircraft was a "heroic decision that could save lives if the Federal Aviation Administration acts promptly," said Ladd Sanger, a leading air crash litigation attorney. "The Zodiac is the Corvair of the air," said Sanger, a licensed commercial pilot and managing partner of the Slack & Davis law firm's Dallas office....

2009-03-24 10:45:00

FREDERICK, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AOPA Air Safety Foundation on Tuesday warned that it's too soon to be making guesses about the cause of Sunday's accident in Montana, saying the accident investigators are still in the data collection phase, which is only the first in a long series of steps toward determining a cause. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the only organization in the United States dedicated solely to improving general aviation safety. "It's important to...

2009-02-23 05:00:00

Leading health and safety organizations disturbed that so-called debate centers on false claims vs. peer-reviewed, scientifically sound research DALLAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 60 Minutes, CBS's weekly newsmagazine, aired a story last night on underage drinking focused on the significant problem of binge drinking on college campuses but did not include peer-reviewed scientific data showing lives are being saved on and off the roadways. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)...

2009-02-20 12:06:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Colgan Air Dash 8-Q400 airplanes like the one that crashed from in-flight icing need to be barred from operating on routes where icing is possible. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cannot assure the public that the airplane has been thoroughly tested before approval for airline service, that Colgan Air has the training procedures in place to assure that crews can safely fly in icing conditions, or that a crew of average ability (the FAA...

2009-01-29 14:16:39

NASCAR is responsible for a 2007 airplane crash that occurred in Sanford, Fla., and left five people dead, federal officials allege. National Transportation Safety Board officials accused the stock car racing organization and the two pilots of the airplane of not taking sufficient precautions to prevent the deadly accident, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said Thursday. NTSB officials said the Cessna 310R that crashed into a Sanford residential neighborhood July 10, 2007, had an electrical...

2009-01-26 09:57:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 29, 2008, the Court of Federal Claims awarded Marjorie Murtagh Cooke over $466,000 in economic and liquidated damages, holding the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) liable for willfully violating the Equal Pay Act with respect to Ms. Murtagh Cooke. The Equal Pay Act requires employers to provide equal pay to persons performing the same job, regardless of gender. Ms. Murtagh Cooke was and to date still is the only female to have...


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