COLUMBIA, S.C. – National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt will be one of the keynote speakers for the second annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo, which will be held on Aug. 26-27.
Sumwalt, a native South Carolinian and inductee in the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame, will speak at a general session on Aug. 26 from 2:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. The focus of Sumwalt’s talk will be on the emerging technologies that the NTSB is following and monitoring for safer flight.
Before joining the NTSB, Sumwalt was a pilot for 32 years, including 24 years with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways. He accumulated over 14,000 flight hours. During his tenure at US Airways, he worked on special assignment to the flight safety department. Following his airline career, Sumwalt managed the corporate aviation department for SCANA.
The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo are designed to bring together leaders from the aviation industry, government and the investment community.