Robert G. Tuck Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Aviation & Aerospace

Keywords/Search Terms:

Commercial Aircraft Maintenance, Modification, Storage, and Repair (Major and Minor), Structural repairs, Lease acceptance & return language, FAA, FARS, Regulatory compliance, AC records, Documentation, STC's, Tool use and safety, MRO Performance and Procedures, Maintenance Tracking, Logbooks


Airframe and Power Plant Certificate and License, Federal Aviation Administration; 67V Helicopter Repairman, United States Army

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My experience and background encompass over thirty-five years of practical and professional aviation-related experience ranging from mechanic to president. I possess a valid A&P License with a clean FAA record. My company, Jet Research, which I founded in 1996, has over 760 verifiable aircraft projects to its credit, and I manage a $5M budget annually and employ over 30 people in several different countries. We perform pre/post-purchase inspections, records reviews, repossessions, and maintenance bridging on transport category aircraft for aircraft operators and leasing companies as a consultant. We are adept at contract negotiations and interpretation. We have prepared bids and estimates for labor hours required for aircraft induction and letter checks. We often act as a technical representative, and track aircraft through maintenance utilizing computers and specialized software. Professional experience highlights: - A&P License granted April 1989. - Former DAR-T. - Participant of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Model Task Group (MTG) - Authorized and implemented some of the earliest aircraft storage procedures that were later used by the FAA as a model for rule-making - MRO experience in various roles ranging from mechanic/ lead mechanic, production controller, and planner. storage procedures accepted by FAA. - Commercial airline and freight airline experience. Roles include but are not limited to maintenance planner, manager, and director. - Extensive experience in lease transitions, acceptances, repossessions, mid-terms, pre-buys, and special projects. - Developed specialized software for the lease return process. - Experienced in maintenance event Representation & modification management (including contract negotiations and enforcement, final invoice reconciliation) - Importations to and from Australia, Canada, China, EASA, and FAA. - Maintenance programs, storage programs & maintenance, program bridging, parts sourcing/financing - Aircraft experience includes but is not limited to Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, DHC, and ATR. Areas of Expertise: 1. Maintenance Contracts 2. Maintenance and Modifications 3. Aircraft Lease Acceptance / Return Language 4. Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Program Bridging 5. Proper Use of Tooling 6. Maintenance Tracking 7. Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA FARs) 8. Commercial Aircraft Maintenance 9. Commercial Aircraft Storage 10. MRO Performance and Procedures 11. Regulatory Compliance, Aircraft Records 12. Maintenance Documentation 13. Logbooks & Maintenance Sign-offs 14. STCs and Major repairs 15. Structural Repairs.