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John Goglia


Independent Air Safety Consultant and Former NTSB board member.

John Goglia served as a member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). With more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry, he was the first NTSB Board Member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic's certificate.

As a Board Member, Goglia distinguished himself in numerous areas of transportation safety. He played a key role in focusing international attention on the increasing significance of aircraft maintenance in aviation accidents. Also as an NTSB Board Member, Goglia participated in numerous air, rail and bus accident investigations. He chaired the Board's public hearings on the ValuJet crash into the Florida Everglades.

Prior to becoming a Board Member, Goglia held numerous positions in the airline industry and was involved for more than 20 years as a union flight safety representative on accident investigation teams. For 12 years, he operated his own aircraft service company.

Goglia served as the Governor's appointee to the Boston Area Second Airport Site Selection Board and the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Review Commission.