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Aviation Safety

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In 1963, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) created the National Aircraft Accident Investigation School at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. The purpose of the school was to provide training for CAB accident investigators, FAA aviation safety inspectors, and members of the aviation industry. In 1971, that crucial leadership role in accident investigation training was transferred to the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), Aviation Safety Division.

Today, TSI continues to be the home of the National Aircraft Accident Investigation School, where premiere training in aviation safety and accident investigation techniques is provided through workshops, field activities, individual studies and hands-on training. These courses provide instruction on the most current topics in all aspects of civil and public aviation accident investigation and flight procedures.

TSI Aviation Alumni have participated in over 124,000* aircraft accident and incident investigations since 1971. Their work and findings, in coordination with FAA Safety Initiatives over that period, have contributed to a 71 percent reduction in the number of yearly aircraft accidents and incidents for the year 2014 compared to the year 1970*

*These totals and statistics were retrieved on January 26, 2015, from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aviation Accident Database

Please visit the course catalog for additional details and information concerning our training schedule, course descriptions, CEUs, etc., and to register for courses.

To contact the Aviation Safety Division, please send us an email or call (405) 954-3614.

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