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JOHN E COCHRAN, PhD, JD, PE Eaglemark, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Intellectual Property, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Helicopters, Airplanes, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Technology, Segways, Spacecraft, Missiles
President and CEO, Eaglemark, Inc, Professor and Head)Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Professional Engineer, Attorney at Law (Alabama). Thirty plus years experience in aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) accident reconstruction, products liability, Segways,and intellectual property.
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W. Dan Cerkan Balefire Safety Systems, Inc.

Carlsbad, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Helicopter, Fixed Wing, Pilot Error, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Pilot Training, Aviation Accidents, Crew Resource Management, Maintenance, Utility Aviation Safety, Helicopter Tours, Safety & Operations Audits
Vastly experienced pilot and aviation expert. Involved in over 100 accident investigations, produced numerous client specific safety management systems, consulted on aviation operations, and performed full system audits on fixed wing and rotary wing companies. Retired USMC Officer who served as U.S. Presidential Pilot for George W. Bush (HMX- 1/Marine One). Decorated combat veteran. Multiple Iraq tours including 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, dual concentrations in Aviation Safety Systems and Human Factors, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA). Extensive experience in aviation operations and aircraft maintenance. Dual-rated rotary wing and fixed wing pilot with over 3,700 hours of accident free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials including ATP rotorcraft, military flight instructor, Crew Resource Management Instructor, and Night Systems Familiarization Instructor to name a few. Ext...
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Justin Jaussi, MS, PE Jaussi Aviation Consulting

San Diego, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Aircraft accident investigation, pilot procedures and regulations, human factors, failure analysis, aviation research
Mr. Jaussi has a unique combination of expertise as an aircraft accident investigator, an engineer, and a pilot. He has more than 20 years of experience in aviation and has participated in more than 100 aircraft accident investigations, including manned and remotely piloted aircraft. He is currently an engineering manager at an aerospace manufacturer, overseeing the investigation of aircraft accidents and urgent field anomalies. He previously was a pilot specialist and aircraft accident investigator for AvSafe, LLC, and the Aviation Safety Program Manager for the flight training department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus. He also served as the Aviation Safety Officer in two U.S. Navy flight squadrons. Mr. Jaussi is a former U.S. Navy pilot and instructor pilot, flew for a major airline, and is a current general aviation pilot. Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Mechanical Engineering FAA Airline Transport Pilot: Multiengine Land Type Ratings: ...
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Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Automotive Expert Witness - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...
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Paul J Micale, Airline Pilot, Helicopter Pilot, MS, BA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Transportation Expert Witness - Airline Pilot Military Pilot Aviation Pilot Army Aviator Army Pilot Flight Operations Helicopter Pilot Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment Human Factors Crew resource management FAR 121 Pilot FAR Part 121 Pilot FAR 135 Pilot FAR Part 135 Pilot Flight safety Aircraft safety Crewmember fatigue
Paul Micale is an active airline pilot with 26 years of flight experience 13 of which are under FAR Part 121. He has over 7200 flight hours with multiple ratings. Paul is a decorated veteran being forward deployed as a combat pilot with the US Army during 7 years of active duty. His career includes continued service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves where he has been a pilot and commander of flight units. As a military pilot he has flown fixed and rotary wing helicopter aircraft. His education and experience emphasizes flight operations and safety. He is part of the Micale Partners team. Paul is a licensed civilian Airline Transport Pilot with type rating as Pilot in Command and is currently employed by American Eagle Airlines as a CRJ-700 Pilot and First Officer in the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft with 65 seat occupancy. He is FAA certified for CAT II instrument approaches and to fly in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. He is type rated for thi...
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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle, Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 5 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with di...
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Nicholas S. Drivas The Drivas Group,LLC

Orlando, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Airline Operations, Airworthiness, Regulations, Design, FAA, Engineering, Supplemental Type Certificates, Maintenance and Flight Operations, Investigation Analysis, Manufacturing, Certification, Aircraft
Nicholas Drivas is a well-known and respected member of the commercial air transport community. He has held high-level management positions with a number of domestic and foreign air carriers including Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and AirTran Airways. He has also worked for engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in positions focused on engineering, maintenance, reliability, quality and operations. His experience includes the areas of design, certification, production, operations and maintenance. Mr. Drivas is also knowledgeable about the interfaces between and among these various disciplines and regulatory agencies. Mr. Drivas holds both Commercial Instrument Pilot and Airframe & Power Plant technician licenses. He is also a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative. He has been quoted as an expert in numerous periodicals devoted to the aviation industry. He was invited to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to “benchmark” best practices by review...
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Keith M. Bransky, ASA Jet Appraisal Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness - Aircraft Appraisal, Aircraft Valuation, Aviation Appraisal, Aircraft Damage, Damaged Aircraft Values, Aircraft Insurance, Appraisal Review, Airplane, Helicopter, Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Corporate Jet Values, Aviation Consulting
Keith Bransky provides expert witness and consulting services in matters related to aircraft appraisal, aircraft maintenance, and damaged aircraft repair. He specializes in matters involving: the appraisal of corporate jet and turboprop aircraft; diminution-in-value cases resulting from damage to aircraft; aircraft maintenance and repair issues. For 28 years, Keith has appraised aircraft from manufacturers including: Gulfstream; Dassault; Bombardier; Boeing; Lear; Cessna; Bell; Beech; Cirrus; Honda; Piper; Pilatus; Piaggio; Mitsubishi; Hawker; Sikorsky. His client base includes: attorneys; financial institutions; insurance companies; government agencies; public companies; private owners. Keith is recognized by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Aviation Specific Discipline). Keith is also accredited by the ASA (ARM-MTS) to formally review aircraft appraisals performed by third-party appraisers for adherence to USPAP standards. When used i...
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Artemas Kit Darby KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC

Peachtree City, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Employment Expert Witness - pilot, airline pilot, military pilot, corporate pilot, pilot divorce, pilot career, pilot selection, pilot training, pilot pay, pilot benefits, pilot retirement, pilot job, airline pilot career value, pilot career earnings, pilot wrongful termination, pilot injury, pilot death, pilot career delay
Worldwide, Mr. Darby is recognized as an expert in US pilot hiring, pilot selection, pilot supply and demand forecasting, and interview preparation including: testing, simulator evaluations, medical exams and personnel interviews. He is regularly quoted in the national media - newspapers, magazines, and on television, including The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, New York Times, Flying Magazine, AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot Magazine, Time Magazine, Business Week, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more. He is the president of KitDarby.com Aviation Consulting, LLC in Peachtree City, GA. KitDarby.com provides pilot career consulting to individual pilots, flight schools, government agencies, investment firms, and both domestic and international airlines. The company also provides litigation support for pilots that are delayed, injured, or have been involved in a fatal accident to determine potential lost career values and earnings capacity. CIVIL ATP: S&MEL Land (B-717/27...
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Jason Zilberbrand, ASA, CAA, ISA AM, AOA AM, MRAeS VREF Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Expert Witness Services

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness - Business aviation transactions, Breach of contract disputes, Corporate breach of contract, Back to back disputes, Agent agreements, Aircraft valuation, valuation standards, Aircraft diminution of value, Engine and Aiframe maintenance programs, Turbine engine preservation and storage, resale.
27 years as an aviation professional, Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Appraisers National Association (ANA), aircraft broker, inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, aircraft operator, contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. He has qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State Court. He has 15 years’ experience as an inventory aircraft dealer with a 300-million-dollar credit facility, and over 4.5 billion in aircraft transactions. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a Board Member of the American Society of Appraisers Chicago Chapter 033 and GLADA. He frequently performs appraisal reviews, peer reviews related to aircraft appraisal. Wo...
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Helen Zienkievicz, APRN-CNP Cabin Safety Consultants

Moore, Oklahoma
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Air Carrier Access Act, Flight Attendant Emergency Procedures, Training and Program Development, Investigation of Inflight Cabin Emergencies; medical incidents, turbulence, evacuations, fire, etc., Passenger/Cabin Crew Illness/Injury, Threat Error Management, Safety Management Systems, Human Factors
Expert witness, consultant, program developer, trainer and internationally recognized speaker on commercial airline flight attendant and gate personnel training, performance, safety and FAA regulatory compliance. More than 34 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry; holding such positions as: Manager of Health, Safety and Security for Inflight Division, Senior Inflight Safety Investigator, Emergency Procedures Instructor for pilots and flight attendants, Station Manager, flight attendant and customer service supervisor. Other aviation roles included Chairperson of an FAA supported Aviation Safety Action Program for flight attendants, member of the Air Transport Association (A4A)Cabin Operations Committee and co-developer of Passenger Incident Review Committee process for a major global airline. Has provided expert witness, consultation services, reports and testimony for both plaintiff and defense cases and spoken at several Annual World Aviation Training Symposiums,...
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Keith M. Cianfrani, Ed.D, (abd), MAS, CRSP Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Aviation Accident Investigation, Risk Management, Human Factors, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Safety Auditing, Flight Data Monitoring,
Keith M Cianfrani, Ed.D. (abd), MAS, CRSP, President/CEO, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC is a company designed to assist the aviation community with precise and specific safety consulting. Our clients include insurance companies, Part 135 and Part 91 aviation operators, aviation flight schools, aircraft production companies, and law firms. Keith is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 35 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, Keith has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Keith is is an a safety and accident investigation instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine. Keith is a certified...
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John H. Cane, JD, MSA, ATP, CFI Cane Associates, Aviation Consultants, LLC

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness - Pilot Expert, Human Factors, Flight Operations, Aviation Safety, Pilot Training, Safety Management Systems, Aviation Risk Management, Pilot Error, Error Analysis, Hazard Analysis
John Cane's areas of expertise are in aircraft piloting and human factors in fixed-wing single engine & multi-engine piston and turbine aircraft operated under Part 91 & 135, as well as the analysis of Part 91 & 135 organizational risk management decision-making related to flight operations, safety and pilot training. Having served as a consulting expert in over 30 aviation litigation cases since 2012, Mr. Cane is particularly skilled in the analysis of opposing expert reports and the development of opposing expert deposition strategies. Mr. Cane has nearly 30 years of aviation experience, having served in 10 different operational and training aviation organizations during his career as an AV-8B Harrier pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in these aviation organizations, Mr. Cane served in the key aviation leadership roles of Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Director of Safety, Director of Operations, Director of Maintenance, Quality Assurance Officer, Pilot Training ...
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Captain Richard J. Levy Aviation Expert Consulting, LLC

Flower Mound, Texas
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness - Aircraft performance, Airline pilot, Aviation accidents, Aviation instruction and training, Charter flying, Cockpit crew performance, Commercial aviation, Commuter airlines, Flight safety standards, Flight simulators, International flight operations, Military aviation
Richard Levy is an aviation enthusiast and subject-matter expert with a 50-year aviation career culminating in roles as captain and pilot check airman at American Airlines. Currently, he is employed as a Boeing 737 flight crew training instructor with a major airline. He is an accomplished private, commercial, and airline transport pilot with type ratings on the Boeing 727/737/757/767/777 and has • seven years’ experience in general aviation aircraft, • six months’ experience at a regional airline, • six years with the USAF in T37/T38/C-130 aircraft, and • almost 41 years with American Airlines. He is FAA-certified, well-versed in FAA rules and regulations, and able to interpret the rules and regulations of different airlines. He is an articulate and positive communicator who skillfully presents complex technical information to diverse audiences, including pilots, attorneys, the government, and the media. Captain Levy flew in the United States; South America; Russia; Europe; China...
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Floyd McConnell, PEng, MBA Revital Air LLC

Fate, Texas
Business Operations Expert Witness, Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness - International Business Development, International Trade, International Arms Trade, Manufacturing, Environmental and safety compliance, Plant Management, Business Practices, Corporate Investigations, Business Practices, Business Administration
Mr. McConnell is a business leader with significant domestic and international business and experience in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industry. He has held positions of Vice President and General Manager, VP of Aviation Solutions, and VP of Business Development as well as other senior positions for various large international manufacturing and defense firms such as BAE Systems, GKN Aerospace, L-3 Harris, and Raytheon. His portfolio included commercial and military operations and customers in Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States. These businesses involved highly engineered products with software, hardware, aircraft design, certification both FAA and military, production and delivery as a prime contractor and supplier. He has set up supply chains, managed manufacturing plants, and production lines for businesses in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple locations within the United States. He has been engag...
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