Dana Schulze Named NTSB Safety Director


Formerly the Deputy Director of the Office of Aviation Safety and the acting director, Dana Schulze has officially been named to the top post as Director, according to the NTSB. Part of the board since 2002, Schulze began her career with the NTSB as an Aircraft System Safety Engineer.

Schulze “served as a group chairman and investigator on major domestic and international airline accident investigations, including Alaska Airlines Flight 261, Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 and American Airlines Flight 587,” according to the NTSB.

Before coming to the NSTB, Schulze “worked in staff engineering and engineering management in the commercial aerospace industry in roles related to design, system safety, reliability and quality.” She holds a Bachelor of Science in Space Sciences and Mechanical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York.

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