President Barack Obama designated National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Member Christopher A. Hart as the agency's Vice Chairman.
Hart was sworn in as 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.
Hart has had a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a member of the NTSB during the 1990s. He most recently served as 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.