The Museum will kick off the opening of its newest exhibit highlighting aviation safety with a panel discussion featuring some of the world’s experts in the field.

The new J. Kenneth Higgins Aviation Safety Exhibit is unique, laying out the many complex issues that have made commercial aviation by far the safest mode of transportation in the world. And it explains the many components of aviation safety by associating them with aircraft already on exhibit within the Museum.

The panelists:

  • Accident investigation: John Purvis, Boeing Chief Investigator (ret) and Museum Trustee
  • Airspace and Operations: Captain Steve Fulton, airspace expert and Museum Trustee
  • Regulatory functions: Captain Thomas Imrich, FAA & Boeing test pilot (ret)
  • Flight Deck: Peter Morton, Boeing Flight Deck designer (ret) and Museum Trustee
  • Exhibit design: Cody Othoudt, Museum Exhibits principal for the Safety Exhibit

Moderator: Captain Steve Taylor, President Boeing Business Jets (ret) and Museum Trustee

Following the panel, attendees will be offered small group tours of the safety kiosk and associated exhibits by a team of Museum docents.

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