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13600 Marina Pointe Drive,Unit 1008
Marina Del Rey CA 90292
USA
phone: 310-448-8885
fax: 310-448-8886
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Robert L. Ditchey specializes in Aviation and Airline Maintenance. As a consultant for major airlines, financial institutions and aerospace manufacturers, Mr. Ditchey's Areas of Expertise include the following:
  • Airline Accident Investigation
  • Airline Insurance
  • Airline Maintenance & Operations
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Aircraft Design, Performance and Analysis
  • Aircraft Purchase and Lease Agreements
  • Maintenance Records and Procedures
  • Airline contracts
  • Airline pilot, Mechanic and Aircrew Training
  • Expert Witness
  • Education:
  • AE (Aeronautical Engineer), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 1973
  • MS (Aeronautical Engineering), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 1969
  • BS, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1962
  • Honors & Awards: Awarded Society of Sigma Xi for excellence in Engineering Research.

    Civil Case Experience: Airline accident litigation and civil case involving pilot actions in aircraft hull loss.
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    Steven J. Meyers
    President and Chief Technical Officer
    132 Clow International Parkway
    Bolingbrook IL 60490
    USA
    phone: 630-624-1347
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    Steven Meyers Aviation Aircraft Safety Expert PhotoSteven J. Meyers is an experienced Aircraft Accident Investigator who combines scientific analysis, material science, laboratory testing, piloting expertise, aircraft maintenance, and human factors to investigate air safety issues. He has a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science, BS in Engineering Physics, AS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and an Extension Diploma in Applied General Metallurgy.

    Aviation and Human Factors: Piloted / instructed in 60 different types of aircraft ranging from turbines to gliders to sea planes. Multi-engine, instrument rated commercial pilot, active flight instructor, FAA licensed Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P) with FAA Inspection Authorization(IA).

    Accident Investigator: Extensive experience investigating product liability claims. Applies scientific methodologies to accurately reconstruct and explain the circumstances of an accident. Investigations ranging from the in-flight failure of composite airframe structures to the use of unapproved parts to reconstructing ground vehicle incidents. Illinois licensed Private Detective.

    Material Scientist: Brings a strong experience in applying modern materials science coupled with a focus on failure analysis and the use of standardized testing techniques. Evaluates the effects of corrosion, temperature, and mechanical stresses on the performance of materials. Analysis performed on fractured thru-bolts, crankshafts, fuel pumps, carburetors, and bearings.

    Failure Analyst: Provides practical and comprehensive testing that is independent and unbiased. Capable of performing a broad range of tests to determine the strength, physical, chemical, and wear properties of metals, coatings, ceramics, composites, and plastics. Access to ASTM qualified test machines, optical microscopes, SEM, FTIR, load cells, and accelerometers.

    USAF Non-Commissioned Intelligence Officer: Confident public speaking skills with experience in preparing briefings and making recommendations to high-level military commanders

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Aircraft Design and Operation
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Avionics & Autopilots
  • Piloting & Training
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Major Repairs & Alterations
  • Human Factors
  • TAA Aircraft
  • FAA Regulations & Certification
  • Wreckage ReconstructionIn-Flight Break-Ups
  • Mid-Air Collisions
  • Flight Path Reconstruction
  • Crashworthiness
  • Loss of Control
  • System Failures
  • In-Flight Fires
  • Cockpit Automation
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Material Compatibility
  • Patent Infringement
  • Failure Analysis
  • Composite Materials
  • Mechanical Fasteners
  • Tribology & Wear Testing
  • Fretting, Galling & Corrosion
  • Lubricants, Greases, & Fuels

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    John R. Bell II
    President
    12909 East Mainsgate Circle
    Wichita KS 67228
    USA
    phone: 316-688-0050 (Office) 316-737-1490 (Cell)
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    John R. Bell II, is an Aviation Management Consultant who offers Professional Pilot Services. His background includes 35 years of experience in corporate aviation development, implementing and managing the needs of various companies and individuals.

    Mr. Bell’s background experience since 2000 has included a number of international ferry flights with North Atlantic and Pacific crossings. He has supported a number of operators in Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea. The support he has provided includes qualifying their crewmembers (IOE/SOE) to meet their Air Taxi requirements as per Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and qualifying their Flight Attendants.

    Certifications, Ratings, and Flight Times:
    • Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multiengine Land
    • Type Ratings: CE500, CE525S, CE560XL, CE650 and CE680 Sovereign
    • Commercial Privileges - Airplane Single Engine Land & Sea
    • Flight Instructor (Gold Seal) - Airplane Single and Multiengine Instrument Airplane
    • Flight Times - (Updated: December 31, 2015) Total: 16,128 PIC: 15,372- Turbojet: 7,372- Turboprop: 4,465- Multiengine: 13,382- Piston: 2,563
    Litigation Support - Mr. Bell provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. He has been a FAASTeam Representative (Formerly FAA Accident Prevention Counselor) since 1984.

    Areas of Litigation Expertise:
    • CFR Title 14 Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s)
    • Cessna Citation Aircraft
    • Advanced Avionics Systems including Glass Cockpits, GPS, FMS, TAWS, TCAS Systems
    • Aircraft Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Systems
    • Airspace – Domestic and International (MNPS, RVSM, RNP, PRNAV, BRNAV)
    • Aviation Weather Decision-making
    • Cold Weather Operations
    • CRM (Cockpit Resource Management) and Crew Decision-making
    • Flight Instruction – Fixed-wing
    • International Flight Operations and Procedures
    • IOE / SOE (Initial Operation Experience/Supervised Operation Experience)
    • Pilot Decision-making
    • Windshear Operations in the Cockpit
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    Matthew T. Winer, JD
    Opa-locka Airport
    14950 NW 44th Ct., Suite 10
    Opa-locka FL 33054
    USA
    phone: 305-790-1440
    fax: 305-424-9463
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    Jet Management Associates, LLC (JMA), is a Miami-based Corporate Aviation Consulting firm that represents attorneys in all matters relating to corporate aviation transactions, disputes, maintenance, operations, and accounting. JMA’s suite of services include:
    • Litigation and Expert Witness Representation – Counsel Manufacturers, corporate, and individual clients on matters ranging from transaction disputes, escrow disputes, aviation insurance issues, management company disputes, maintenance organization disputes, FBO disputes, and aviation-related transaction disputes.
    • Aircraft Acquisitions Consulting - Negotiate clear, concise aircraft purchase agreements and leases, management and operating agreements with aircraft management/charter companies, which delineate the parties’ operational and financial duties.
    • Aircraft Management and Charter - Provide the full vertical of management services, including crew hiring/management, CPA-level reporting, charter sales and charter certificate oversight.
    • Aircraft Operations Accounting – Produce financial statements, reports highlighting material operating cost categories like average cost per gallon/room night/direct operating cost per hour, and comprehensive vendor list and back-up. Additionally, we audit the accounting of Part 91 and Part 135 operations.
    Matthew Winer Aircraft Operations Expert PhotoMatthew T. Winer, JD, is the Founder & Director of JMA. He began his aviation career as on-demand aircraft charter broker and within 2-years, his company, Prudential Aviation, began acquiring and managing aircraft. In 2010, Mr. Winer merged Prudential Aviation together with Executive Air Services (EAS Charter), a 25-year old Part 135 aircraft charter operator. From 2010 until 2012 EAS grew its fleet from 3 to 14 aircraft, was recertified as an ARG/US Platinum Safety operator and added Wyvern Wingman IS-BAO Stage 1&2 designations. EAS expanded to three offices, managing planes as far as Trinidad and Dallas, TX. EAS is a BBB accredited Vendor, has membership in a number of local South Florida aviation organizations, and regularly exhibits at the annual NBAA convention.

    Mr. Winer graduated from Babson College with a B.S. in Finance and Vermont Law School, with a J.D. and focus on commercial law. He has been cited in Business and Commercial Aviation, Aviation International News, Aviation Week, Avinode, Business Jet Traveler, Business Air, Corporate Jet Investor, FlyCorporate, South Florida Business Journal, Wings Magazine, and Executive and VIP Aviation International. Mr. Winer has lectured at Embry Riddle Aviation University and spoken at a number of Corporate Aviation Seminars.