AVIATION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness Directory: E-070274
This expert is a pilot, aircraft mechanic, inspector, and flight instructor with over 30 years of aviation technology experience. He holds a number of pilot, mechanic, and appraisal certifications. In his current aircraft inspection firm, he frequently performs Aircraft maintenance and conformity inspections, USPAP compliant aircraft appraisals, maintenance verification and conformity test flights, and digital data mining for engines and airframes. He also does ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-045019
This expert has over 29 years of experience in airport management, operations, and development. He gained his MAS in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his PhD in business administration with a specialization in aviation/aerospace management from Northcentral University. He is an accredited airport manager and has served as a Director of Aviation for the El Paso International Airport, Texas; Manager of the Operations Division, Washington ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-089778
This expert has spent more than three decades in the federal government, filling critical national security roles domestically and on behalf of the U.S. government overseas. He previously served as Assistant Administrator of TSA Security Operations, overseeing 450 airports and a $3.7 billion dollar budget. During his tenure, he successfully led a reorganization of the Office of Security Operations (OSO), improving communication with the field, streamlining HQ field ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-070880
This expert started his aviation career in 1990 while serving in the US Marine Corps as a jet engine mechanic on the CH-53 helicopter. Upon reporting to his duty station, he was selected to fill a security detachment, answered the call of duty and served in the Gulf war. He has since immersed himself into the world of Light Sport Aviation. He is one of very few Rotax engine experts on the continent, this coupled with his talents to problem solve and trouble shoot make ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-057780
This highly qualified expert has served as a senior operations executive for regional and international airports. He is an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives, as well as a Certified Airport Security Coordinator, a Certified Private Pilot, and certified by the FAA in Airport Planning & Capacity. He earned his B.S. in Aeronautical Studies and Airport Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and his Master of Public ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-058063
This 40+ year veteran of the aviation industry has extensive experience as an airline pilot and additional background in safety inspection, flight instruction, airport management, and accident investigation. He earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Business Management from Metropolitan State College and holds several certificates from the FAA, including the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, the Flight Instructor Certificate, the Flight Engineer Certificate, the ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-026490
This expert's career in the aviation industry spans 37 years and has included work in turbine power plant, aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. He has performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized his talents. He has received many awards from the Federal Aviation Administration while maintaining a staff position with the Transportation Safety Institute. He is a graduate of Embry Riddle ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-017781
This expert has been involved in aviation for more than 40 years. She spent time as a flight attendant for both American Airlines and Capitol Air, and has been involved in business aviation flying both full time & contract/freelance. She flew full time as a business aviation flight attendant for Coca Cola, DuPont, and others. This expert also runs her own training company, an extensive program designed to train corporate flight attendants in industry protocol and ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-009156
This expert has been a practicing Nurse for 28+ years and serves in both a rural and academic emergency medical care setting. His work consists of teaching, patient care, and administrative duties. He earned 2 Masters degrees and his certifications include but are not limited to Emergency Nursing and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and authored 6 book chapters. He has received multiple awards for his performance as ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-008135
This highly qualified expert currently serves as as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps as well as Adjunct Professor for an aviation university where he teaches Aviation Physiology. He also provides medical examination services to pilots and aviation companies. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Aeromedical Advisory Council. He is an active pilot and was deployed ...
Expert Witness Directory: E-009905
This highly qualified aeronautics expert earned his masters and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has authored more than 100 publications in the aeronautics space and is currently a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at a top midwest university.
Expert Witness Directory: E-009401
This aviation and aerospace expert is one of the leaders in his industry and has extensive experience in flight test, materials and properties laboratories, unmanned aerial systems, engineering operations, Safety Management Systems and quality. This expert started his career as a United State Army pilot and then advanced to several senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA). As Manager Rotorcraft Directorate with the FAA, he was responsible for all ...

AVIATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Airport Management Consultant Investigates Tarmac Collision AVIATION Expert Case

This case involves a plane collision on the tarmac of a regional airport. A plane with 112 passengers was standing by awaiting permission to take off. As the full plane was waiting, an empty plane en route to another gate backed into it, causing it to cat …

Aviation Expert Determines Whether Human Factors Caused Fatal Crash AVIATION Expert Case

…  Montana. The pilot was an elderly female with 30 years of aviation experience at the time of the accident. The route was only 4 hours and …  no errors and that pilot’s error caused the crash. An aviation expert was sought to determine whether human error or malfunction of …

Neurological Damage Allegedly Linked to Toxin Exposure on Aircraft AVIATION Expert Case

This case involves a child who suffered severe neurological damage from inhaling toxic fumes that entered an aircraft cabin on a commercial flight from Chicago to Seattle. The air used to pressurize the aircraft cabin of the plane was redirected from …

Substandard Industrial Safety Blamed For Commercial Aircraft Fire AVIATION Expert Case

This case involves several pilots that perished in a commercial aircraft fire. The fire occurred at an industrial gas dispensing station. As one of the pilots was dispensing the gas, the pump sparked and caused the plane to catch on fire and explode. F …

Aerospace Engineering Experts Discuss Alleged Defect in Aeronautics Suite AVIATION Expert Case

This case involves an alleged product defect in a comprehensive aeronautics sensor suite by the defendant, where the manufacturer’s fuel cell would malfunction intermittently and negate the aircraft’s ability to monitor its surroundings. The malfunction w …

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions AVIATION Expert Case

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions

…  alleged that the pilot’s employer did not have the right aviation safety markers and spotters in place to prevent the accident and …  of expert witnesses specialize in airport management, aviation appraisal and aerospace engineering were sought to opine on the …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash AVIATION Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash

…  designs, crashworthiness and airworthiness, Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) standards, injury causation, aviation safety, aviation appraisal and biomechanics. Both Carden and Van …