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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:
Matthew 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.
Ray Helmer is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio and Kansas. He is available to perform Expert Witness Services in all 50 states. Ray Helmer has acted as an Expert Witness and as a consultant to both plaintiffs and defendants and their representing counsel in the resolution of numerous cases. He has been called as a consultant in cases involving insurance companies, utility companies, state highway departments, railroad companies, private companies, and land and commercial developers.
As an Expert Witness/Consultant, Mr. Helmer enjoys a reputation for his rigorous attention to detail and professional expertise. He spends a considerable amount of time inspecting the sites where the alleged instances occurred, taking photographs, preparing detailed surveys, and reports, reviewing witnesses' statements and depositions, and using his professional knowledge and expertise to provide accurate and impartial assessments.
Areas of Expertise:
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
Honors & Awards: Awarded Society of Sigma Xi for excellence in Engineering Research.
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
Richard "Pete" Burgess provides service as an Aviaton Consultant for air traffic services, procedures, pilot experience and aircraft accident investigations. Mr. Burgess has been the Owner of Burgess Aviation Consultants since 1994 and specializes in the analysis of FAA Air Traffic Control service and the application of procedures in the following areas:
As President of BGS Aviation, Inc., aircraft rental and flight instruction, Mr. Burgess is an Instrument-Rated Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor for Multi/Single Engine airplane. He has over 2900 hours of flight time.
Larry Grandy has over 46 years of progressive experience and knowledge in Aviation Operations, holding numerous civilian and military ratings and designations. He served for decades as a Career Officer and Squadron Commander in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Grandy is currently serving as a Flight Instructor and Pilot in Command for a large Aeromedical Helicopter Company. His background includes previous service as an FAA Check Airman.
Litigation Support - Mr. Grandy's has over 20 years of experience providing Aircraft Accident Investigation and Aviation Operations Research and Analysis, including military and civilian Mishaps. He provides expert witness testimony and consulting to defense and plaintiff attorneys. Excellent attorney references.
Areas of Expertise :Aviation Safety Consulting, Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors, Pilot & Aircrew Actions, FAA, NTSB.