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Michael J. Dreikorn, EdD
Principal Partner
5697 Bay Point Rd
Bokeelia FL 33922
USA
phone: 239-283-2839 (Office) 239-898-7660 (Cell)
fax: 239-283-2197
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Dr. Michael J. Dreikorn, EdD, is an Aviation, Space and Defense industry Quality and Regulatory Compliance Expert. He provides technical investigation into complex issues within the Aviation, Space, Defense and Maritime industries, as well as highly regulated High-Tech industries.

Background Experience - Dr. Dreikorn has extensive experience, having held positions such as VP Quality and Product Integrity at Pratt & Whitney; Deputy Division Manager of the Production and Airworthiness Division of the FAA, and other notable leadership and technical positions. His aircraft familiarization includes space vehicles, general aviation, commercial transport, and military aircraft, for both fixed and rotor wing applications.

Among many other career accomplishments, Dr. Dreikorn led design, production and quality systems for the greenfield start-up of a European commercial aircraft interior manufacturer, resulting in the Boeing President’s Award for 100% on-time delivery with 100% quality within 24 months. He conceived and developed an industry-wide body of knowledge aimed at the Aviation, Space, and Defense industry practitioner, a years-long personal project that evolved into an industry standard. Dr. Dreikorn was also recommended by a 4-star admiral, recruited by the Secretary of the Navy to serve on a technical advisory committee to identify solutions to acquisition challenges. He is the author of 3 published books including Synergy of One.

Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Aviation Accident Investigation / Reconstruction
  • Aviation Accident Prevention
  • Aircraft Maintenance / Manufacturing
  • Aviation Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AS9100 and quality standards
  • Aviation Business Organization
  • Document Examiner
  • DoD Procurement Rules
  • Aviation Due Diligence
  • Aviation Engineering Quality Assurance
  • Aviation Evidence Protection
  • FAA Regulations
  • False Claims Against the Government
  • Aviation Human Factors
  • Laboratories
  • Management Responsibility
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Aviation Regulatory Compliance
  • Aviation Safety Management Systems
  • Michael J. Dreikorn
    This book explains the dynamics in organizations, and describes business interactions as integrated processes that can be defined and managed as a holistic organism.
    Michael J. Dreikorn
    demonstrates how to develop a quality system that complies with both the ANSI/ISO/ASQC series quality standards and the applicable regulations of the FAA. Chapters are organized according to the major requirements of the ANSI/ISO/ASQC Q9001-1994 quality standards. Includes helpful examples and sample forms, cross-reference matrices comparing sections of each set of quality standard requirements, and a glossary of industry acronyms.
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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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