With the swearing in of Mark Rosekind and Earl Weener as members of the NTSB on June 30, the investigative body reached its full complement of five for the first time since President Obama took office in January 2009.

Rosekind is an internationally recognized fatigue expert who has conducted research and implemented programs in diverse settings, including all modes of transportation, health care, law enforcement, elite athletes and military groups.

Before joining the board, Rosekind was president and chief scientist of Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm in Cupertino, Calif., that specializes in fatigue management.

Before founding Alertness Solutions, he directed the fatigue countermeasures program and was chief of the aviation operations branch in the flight management and human factors division at the NASA Ames Research Center.

Weener has dedicated his entire career to the field of aviation safety. Most recently he has been a consultant and fellow for the FSF, where he worked to reduce accidents through coordinated industry programs. He has led efforts across a broad spectrum of aviation safety issues, including fatigue management, runway safety and approach-and-landing accident prevention. NBAA and the FSF partner every year to produce the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, which highlights the latest safety issues and trends affecting business aviation.

Courtesy: AIN Online

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