Solution Engineering Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting and technical services company offering engineering investigation and analysis, customized and routine testing, accident investigation and reconstruction, pretrial and courtroom testimony. Their clients include private individuals, insurers, manufacturers, industrial processors, utilities, government, and law enforcement agencies and their representing attorneys. Chief Scientist/Principal of Human Factors and Safety, David G. Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP, consults on all aspects of Human Factors, Applied Human Performance, Ergonomics, and Safety. He has over 30 years of experience working in accident investigation, product design and development, operational testing and analysis, and both laboratory and field research in the control / display, aviation, and surface vehicle arenas. Dr. Curry holds graduate degrees in Experimental, Human Factors, and Cognitive/ Perceptual Psychology, Industrial Engineering, and Business.
Areas of Particular Expertise:
Dr. Curry has published over 50 technical papers dealing with various issues relating to Applied Human Performance and Accident Investigation. He holds 4 United States patents and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (e.g., ANSI, ASTM, and SAE.) Dr. Curry has been honored with receiving the General Motors President’s Council Award and a NASA Center of Excellence Fellowship among others.
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
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.
Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC's) Airport Traffic Control Towers (ATCT's) Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities (TRACON's) Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS's) Flight Path Reconstruction and Graphic Preparation of Accident/Incident Aircraft Detailed Transcript Preparation of Air Traffic Recordings
1972 to 1994 Air Traffic Control Supervisory and Management - FAA Managed and supervised the National evaluations of over 160 FAA air traffic ARTCC's, ATCT's, TRACON's and AFSS's facilities in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Qualified on all positions of operation and actively controlled traffic as supervisor and manager at El Paso and Little Rock ATC Tower and radar approach control facilities Served as consultant and expert witness in trials involving aircraft accidents and enforcement actions in St. Louis, Kansas City and Little Rock Investigated the application and effectiveness of air traffic control procedures at Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Kansas City Airports, as a result of major accidents at those airports 1957 to 1972 Air Traffic Controller - FAA & U.S. Navy Air Traffic Terminal Controller at NAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the U.S. Navy, and Santa Fe, NM in the FAA Flight Service Specialist in El Paso, TX. Santa Fe, NM and Lubbock, TX Air Traffic Tower and Radar Approach Controller in Lubbock, TX and San Antonio, TX