|NTSB TO PRESENT FINDINGS OF SAFETY STUDY ON EXPERIMENTAL AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT
May 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting on May 22, 2012, to consider the findings of a draft safety study on experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft.
Of the approximately 224,000 general aviation (GA) aircraft in the U.S., about 33,000 of them are classified as E-AB. This includes a wide variety of aircraft, which can be built from a prefabricated kit, existing plans, or a builder's unique design. Unfortunately, this group of aircraft has, for several years, experienced accident rates greater than those of other comparable segments of GA.
The NTSB, with the assistance and input from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and its many members, undertook the study to identify areas that could be addressed to improve the safety record of this growing and innovative segment of GA.
The meeting will be webcast live at bit.ly/fzFiOW
Event: Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 9:30 am (EST)
Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Participants: NTSB Board Members