In a sobering address, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy warned of a "culture of silence" surrounding mental health within the aviation industry, posing a significant threat to safety. Speaking at a recent summit on the issue, Homendy emphasized the urgent need for reform to address the stigma and fear associated with seeking help for mental health challenges among aviation workers.
Homendy highlighted the detrimental impact of current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, arguing that they inadvertently discourage workers from seeking assistance. She stated, "The current FAA rules, frankly, push people to lie or deny help... Workers in. . .