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February 07, 2012 13:46 ET

Minister Peter Penashue Announces the Appointment of Joseph Hincke to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2012) - Today Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Hincke to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board (CTAISB).

Mr. Hincke has served in a number of positions within the Canadian Forces, most notably as a pilot and senior staff member in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During his 37 years with the Canadian Forces, Mr. Hincke served as a pilot, working in operational aviation and in flight safety management before becoming Assistant Chief of the Air Staff. As Assistant Chief, he was involved with the investigation and reporting of aviation accidents. He has also served in a number of executive positions at National Defence Headquarters.

"Mr. Hincke's extensive experience not only as a pilot, but working with the investigative processes related to aviation accidents will make him a strong asset to the Board," said Minister Penashue. "His knowledge of the technical requirements for airworthiness and the regulations surrounding aviation in Canada are well-suited to assist the work of the CTAISB."

The CTAISB is responsible for investigating major transportation accidents in Canada, identifying their possible causes, and recommending measures to reduce the risk of accidents in the future.

For more information on the CTAISB, please visit www.tsb.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Cory Hann
    Office of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
    and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
    613-943-1838