New Award Will Honor Transportation Safety Contributions


A new annual award will honor individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation and transportation safety, the NTSB Bar Association announced on Wednesday. The association is an organization of lawyers and other aviation professionals whose practice involves the NTSB, FAA, and DOT. The award is named in memory of Joseph T. Nall, who served as a member of the NTSB from 1986 through 1989. He was also a certificated pilot and ground instructor.

During his tenure with the NTSB, he was an enthusiastic supporter of the NTSB Bar Association and regularly participated in its meetings. Nall died in an aircraft accident while on NTSB business in Venezuela in 1989. The first Joseph T. Nall Award will be presented at the NTSB Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Nov. 12. The name of the first recipient will be announced soon, the group said. The NTSB Bar Association was established in 1984 and is a nonprofit corporation based in Washington, D.C.