AVIATION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-428203
This expert has over 20 years of experience in air traffic control and aviation safety. He is a certified air traffic control specialist, safety management system practitioner, and contracting officer's representative, as well as a licensed control tower operator. He worked as an air traffic controller for both the US Navy and the FAA. This expert's work experience also includes serving as an air traffic manager, operations manager, and staff manager at various air ...
Expert Witness: E-448360
This expert has over 30 years of experience in aviation and air traffic control. He is active in his field as a member of several professional organizations including the Air Traffic Control Association and the Federal Aviation Managers Association. He previously served as an air traffic control specialist for the U.S. Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration. He was also an air traffic control plan and programs specialist and a supervisory air traffic control ...
Expert Witness: E-442714
This highly-qualified expert has decades of experience in supply chain management and buying in the commercial aircraft industry. He earned his BS in communications and business from Arizona State University and earned certifications in purchasing principles of management and as a jet engine technician. Formerly, he served as a jet engine technician for the United States Air Force, as a buyer and jet engine technician at Garrett Airesearch, and as a subcontract manager ...
Expert Witness: E-502573
This qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in aviation and aircraft sales. He earned his BA from Davidson College. He is an accredited senior aircraft appraiser. He is active in his field as a member of several aviation organizations, including the National Business Aviation Association, the South Florida Business Aviation Association, and the American Society of Appraisers. His former positions include line service technician for Aero Toy Story, aircraft ...
Expert Witness: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

AVIATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Metallurgist Inspects Helicopter For Alleged Mechanical Failure AVIATION Expert Case

This case involves a tourism helicopter crash in Alaska that was allegedly caused by a mechanical part failure. The helicopter was cruising with a pilot and 4 passenger tourists at 800 feet when the pilot felt an impact. As the pilot slowed down for landi …

Aerospace Engineer Attempts To Leak Military Secrets AVIATION Expert Case

Aerospace Engineer Attempts To Leak Military Secrets

This case involves criminal charges against an engineer who attempted to leak sensitive documents using the U.S. military’s tactical aircrafts. The engineer packed and shipped a number of boxes with manuals containing proprietary information internationa …

Mechanical Failure Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash AVIATION Expert Case

Mechanical Failure Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash

This case involves a plane crash that occurred during a flight lesson. The plaintiff was a flight instructor operating a high-winged, light aircraft, when the equipment allegedly failed and the plane crashed, killing the instructor. It appeared that this a …

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash AVIATION Expert Case

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash

…  of the crash, the pilot was 63 years old with 30 years of aviation experience. The plane the pilot was flying had been serviced several …  engine malfunction caused the plane to crash. An expert in aviation accidents was sought to determine the cause of the accident, whether …

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 …