Appointment of Aviation Safety Professional should make us all proud and remind us to redouble efforts

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Amtrak taps aviation industry for safety guidance

Aviation Veteran called to help Railroad

From Tombstone Agency to leading Transportation Safety

Reason to be Proud, but No Complacency

There once was a time, 20 years ago, when a public official declared that the FAA was the “tombstone agency.” At a recent NTSB hearing, the safety skills of aviation were noted as exemplary.” We’ve gone a long way!”

Richard Anderson, formerly CEO of Delta, was hired by Amtrak to address the railroad’s safety deficiencies. As noted at the hearing, to strengthen the company’s focus on its most important mission, he brought in Kenneth Hylander to be his Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer

That appointment was acknowledged by the Board; most likely because of Hylander’s resume:

 

Impressive experience and as much as his aviation colleagues should feel pride in his selection, Hylander would admonish all to redouble our efforts. There is no complacency in safety culture.



 

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