Aerospace Engineering Expert 530756

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years of experience in gas turbine design and development that encompasses aviation, energy, marine and advanced military markets. I have developed turboshaft, turboprop and turbofan engines for a diverse application base that includes helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, auxiliary power units, stationary power generation, ships and super-sonic aircraft. I have successfully taken a broad range of commercial and military engine programs from initial concept through the certification process and into production, which included the maintenance and safety of operation for fielded engines. My flight safety responsibilities involved both conducting and overseeing accident investigations and engine failure analysis and support of ongoing litigation. I have authored and presented several professional papers on gas turbine design, hold multiple patents and am currently working on advanced propulsion system technologies targeting next generation manned and unmanned aircraft. I have spent more than 20 years providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an aerospace engineering expert witness.

Aviation Expert Witness 500571

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of diverse aviation industry experience that includes knowledge and experience in turbine & piston power plant, large and small aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. I have performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized my talents. Also, I have provided expert valuation for the Internal Revenue Service regarding aircraft, aircraft engines, aircraft components, aircraft type certificates, and aircraft supplemental type certificates. I have spent over 20 years as an aviation expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

Aircraft Appraisal Expert Witness 521600

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience in Aircraft Appraisal, I have an expertise in the appraisal, selling, and buying of aircraft and aircraft parts (air worthy or not). I have additional expertise in performing aircraft routine maintenance, annual inspections, repairs, and modifications, as well as, repairing unserviceable aircraft to air worthy condition. I have also spent over 5 years as an aircraft appraisal expert witness and have provided numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Airline Pilot Expert Witness 519736

Expertise Description

My career in the field of Aviation has spanned over 10 years with expertise as an Airline transport Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and experienced Flight Instructor. I have additional experience as a Military Pilot and in Naval Aviation Flight Training. My tactical flying career has taken me around the world with deployments to Africa and Afghanistan.  During my deployment to Afghanistan a "zero-visibility, without reference to the ground" (brown-out) type landing was a common occurrence. I have been honored to receive two Air Medals for combat flying and a 1,000 Mishap-Free Flight Hours award. The majority of my flight time has been with the MV-22B Osprey, with additional experience in large commercial airliners, numerous multi-engine aircraft and single engine military trainers. I am offering my services in Tennessee as an aviation expert witness.

Helicopter Expert 500844

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Aviation with expertise in helicopter and air medical industries. I have experience with regulatory research support, heliport design and audits, aviation infrastructure design, flight operations, education, training, safety, and litigation support. I have additional experience with emergency action plan design and training, and aviation risk and liability analysis. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Commmercial Aviation 169651

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years of varied experience in commercial aviation with Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering and management. My expertise includes engine and propulsion (development, alteration, noise attenuation, repair and maintenance. My additional expertise includes equipment purchases, FAA regulations, leasing, and insurance issues; accident investigation and failure analysis; and aircraft salvage and rebuilding. I also have experience in establishing and directing engineering, engine part counterfeit, maintenance, and alteration facilities. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience.

Aviation Engineering 313782

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience with Aviation Engineering. My experience includes current airline captain, rotorcraft helicopter rating, and previous flight instructor. I am an Engineer in MD-80 / MD-90 / DC-10 / MD-11 certification / Flight Test programs. My expertise includes aviation accident investigation / reconstruction; commercial, corporate, charter, cargo, military, general, air infiltration, and experimental aviation; system / power plant malfunctions, operational issues, maintenance / mechanical issues, component design / failure, regulatory issues, human factors, airports / airfields, ATC issues, aircraft fueling / loading, flight simulation, and testing. I have operated 737 / 747 / 757 / 767 / A319 / A320. I am a Mechanical Engineer (B.S.M.E.) and Airline Transport Pilot (A.T.P.).

Biomedical Engineering 128296

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in Mechanical, Biomedical, and Forensic Engineering. I am also experienced in accident reconstruction including automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, railroad, marine, and aviation. My other areas of expertise are injury causation biomechanics, product / premises liability, engineering analysis / R&D, medical devices, and patent infringement. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Aircraft Pilot 168623

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of experience in civilian, commercial, military, and general aviation. My expertise includes flight operations, training, flight test, airline operations, aircraft design, manufacturing, air infiltration, and aircrew salary / employment issues. I have prior expert witness experience.

Fire 55533

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as an Aeronautical / Mechanical Engineer specializing in fire physics, thermodynamics, combustion, and heat / mass transfer. My expertise includes: micro-gravity combustion; micro-combustion power generation; meso- and micro-scale combustion; self-heating, pyrolysis, and self-ignition of combustible materials; liquid fuel pool burning; smoldering and transition to flaming; ignition / fire propagation in solid and liquid fuels; wild-land fire propagation; and wild-land fire spotting through burning particles and embers. I have additional experience in explosions and accidental fires in vehicles, aircraft, commercial fires, wild land fire, residential / commercial buildings, and petro-chemical plants. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Ski 17750

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience as an architect and mechanical engineer. My expertise includes: accident investigation and reconstruction; wreckage analysis; structural reconstruction; design defect analysis; power plant and vehicle maintenance reviews; systems analysis and redundant system integration and analysis; failure analysis of materials and structures; stress analysis of structures and mechanical components of systems; stress corrosion cracking including the analysis of the interrelationship of stress and corrosive environments to component failure; slip and fall involving architectural issues and slippery surfaces, stairway design; and general product liability. I also have experience with hunting and guns with a focus on african hunting, big game hunting, and double rifles. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Seat Belts 9750

Expertise Description

I have 45 years experience in conducting engineering and analytical studies of the design and performance of automotive and aviation occupant restraint systems and components. I am also knowledgeable in the influence of automotive and aviation systems on occupant kinematics during accidents, integrating input from accident reconstruction experts, biomechanical engineers, medical records, and personal inspections and testing in determining compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).

Aviation 442753

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years in the field of Aviation with expertise in Aviation Law, Aviation Management, Commercial Air Transportation Regulations, Flight Instruction, Training, Trip Planning, Itineraries, Diplomatic Requirements for Travel, and Developing Courses for Training.

Aviation 407180

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years of experience in the field of Aviation Operations. My expertise includes engineering investigations, mishap and accident investigation, aviation safety, air traffic facilities management, engine management, aviation meteorology, commercial pilot, flight instruction, airframe and aircraft hydraulics, mechanical engineering, aircraft power plant engineering, and power generation gas turbine engineering. I have prior expert witness experience.

Product Failure Expert Witness 426397

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. My extensive experience includes engineering investigation, failure analysis, product liability, intellectual property, manufacturing, accident investigation and reconstruction, fire cause and origin. My additional vehicle experience includes commercial vehicles, automobiles, RVs, buses, trains, agricultural, and construction equipment. I have prior expert witness experience.

Aviation 12249

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years in aviation accredited investigation, reconstruction and failure analysis. My areas of expertise include evaluation / analysis of aviation safety problems (including airport operations) and accident factors such as pilot error, air traffic control, human factors, weather, engine, flight preparation, aircraft & engine maintenance & engine management; records, aircraft structures & systems, investigation procedures & deep water investigation technology, and manuals & checklists. I have prior expert witness experience.