NTSB Offering Training Class on Emergency Communications

The NTSB will devote two days in October to offering guidance to aviation public affairs professionals.

The National Transportation Safety Board will devote two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.

The training will be offered Oct. 23-24 at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Va., and is geared toward communications professionals working with airports, airlines, air charter operators, and corporations with aviation departments.

Members of the national news media will be there to discuss how they cover aviation accidents and how social media are changing how breaking news is disseminated and consumed. Aviation communications professionals will provide case studies highlighting best practices and lessons learned during previous aircraft incidents and accidents.

NTSB specialists also will on hand to explain the process by which investigation-related information is verified and released to the news media and the family members of those affected by a major accident.

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