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Clayton Berry
Phone: 314.977.7117

November 12, 2003

NTSB Board Member to Discuss Aviation Safety During SLU Event


The challenges of keeping the skies safe will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at Saint Louis University. Richard Healing, a member of the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), will discuss aviation safety, including aviation accidents. His talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Room 157 of DuBourg Hall, 221 N. Grand Blvd.

Healing also will examine the major recommendations the NTSB has made to the Federal Aviation Administration and reveal persistent problem areas in aviation safety in general. Healing also will discuss the role of NTSB in promoting safety.

The lecture is part of the Parks College of Engineering and Aviation Parks College Colloquium and Aviation Safety Lectureship Series 2003.

Prior to Healing's appointment to NTSB earlier this year, he was director of Transportation Safety and Security for the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Healing, who serves on an advisory board for Parks College, is uniquely qualified to share his expertise and provide insights into the very latest in aviation safety. He has dedicated most of his career to safety issues.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (314) 977-8203.

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